Effective planning and scheduling is a cornerstone process of a world class maintenance department. To achieve success you must avoid common pitfalls. In this post we have included 5 of the original 13 pitfalls covered in an article we had published in Maintenance Technology Magazine last year.
1: Picking the wrong person as Planner
The Planner position is one of the most critical in the entire maintenance organization. Placing the right person in this position with the right skills is paramount to the success of the group. The Planner is responsible for uplifting the utilization rate of the entire group. How can this be accomplished with the wrong person? Your very finest should be considered for this position. He or she should have a host of capabilities that management should understand before the choice is made.