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Maintenance Planning, Coordination and Scheduling, 2nd Edition

  • Don Nyman
  • Joel Levitt
  • ISBN-10: 0831134186
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134181
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Based on real-world experience this invaluable guide and reference tells the whole story of maintenance planning from beginning to end in a concise and easy-to-follow manner. Written by well-known professionals this new edition focuses specifically on the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources in the interest of the reliability essential to business objectives. It comprehensively examines the job preparation process from job scoping and planning, to determination of material requirements, estimation of labor requirements and job duration, coordination of all involved parties, and job scheduling. And it includes essential metrics for measuring performance of all contributing functions. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.


  • Expanded coverage of the proactive culture and environment that senior management must nurture throughout the organization, and the essential supportive roles of other functions essential to the preparatory process.

  • A new chapter that enumerates prerequisites to effective Planning, Coordination and Scheduling.

  • The Scheduling chapter has been expanded to include a debate comparing two popular approaches to the scheduling and achievement of Schedule Compliance.

  • The Material Support chapter is significantly expanded.

About the Author

Joel Levitt

Joel Levitt is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals. He has trained over 10,000 maintenance leaders from 3000 organizations in 20 countries in over 500 sessions. Since 1980 he has been the President of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services all sized clients on a wide range of maintenance issues. He has almost 25 years experience in many facets of maintenance including as a process control designer, source equipment inspector, electrician, field service technician, merchant marine worker, manufacturing manager, and property manager. Prior to that Mr. Levitt worked for a CMMS vendor and in manufacturing management. He is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and has written 6 popular maintenance management texts and chapters of 2 additional reference books. He has also published dozens of articles on the topic. Mr. Levitt has served on the safety board of ANSI, Small Business United, National Family Business Council and on the executive committee of the Miquon School.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Planning and Why Plan Maintenance Jobs?
Chapter 2: Selling, Planning & Scheduling to Management and Operations
Chapter 3: Understanding the Nature of Maintenance Activities
Chapter 4: Where Planning Fits Into Good Maintenance Practices
Chapter 5: Managing the Planning & Scheduling Function
Chapter 6: Backlog Management
Chapter 7: Sizing the Maintenance Staff
Chapter 8: The Planning Process (Micro)
Chapter 9: Detailed Planning Process
Chapter 10: Parts and Equipment
Chapter 11: Estimating, Crew Size & Manpower Requirements
Chapter 12: Analytical Estimation and Slotting
Chapter 13: Coordination with Operations
Chapter 14: Scheduling Maintenance Work
Chapter 15: Job Execution and Feedback
Chapter 16: Job Close Out and Follow Up
Chapter 17: Planning and Scheduling Metrics
Chapter 18: Planning Major Maintenance Shutdowns and Management of Projects
Chapter 19: Management of Projects and Major Maintenance Shutdowns
Chapter 20: The Job
Chapter 21: Using CMMIS to Aid Planning and Scheduling