How This Book Can Apply to the Very Small Work Unit in Oil and Gas or to Any Type of Maintenance Operation


This chapter provides a great case study from a highly experienced planner who had retired from a large, famous company known for maintenance excellence and started his second career in a much smaller plant as more than “just a planner.” In contrast, his new company acted as if maintenance was an unwelcomed cost to the business. The lack of support and commitment resulted in underperformance and missing its full potential for value-added cost savings to the organization. However, this planner made the best of the situation, and his story provides a great example of what one planner can do to develop a more proactive maintenance ...

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