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Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling by Ralph Peters

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Profit and Customer-Centered Benefits of Planning and Scheduling

Abstract

This chapter sounds the alarm for top leaders to understand the importance of maintenance as key to total operations success. If your current maintenance strategy, leadership philosophies, and planning and scheduling processes do not allow you to manage maintenance like a profitable internal business, you could be in trouble or heading toward serious trouble. Top leaders that still view maintenance as a “traditional cost center” and then continuously “squeeze blood from the maintenance turnip” are on the road to major problems with physical asset management. This chapter summarizes that investments in reliable maintenance planning, estimating, and scheduling along with other ...

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