Work Management Simulation℠

The Work Management Simulation℠ Planning & Scheduling Session is an innovative, interactive maintenance training workshop designed to transfer the many concepts of effective maintenance work management. This simulation goes far beyond showing the importance of proactive maintenance in the pursuit of reliability; it shows participants how maintenance reliability is attained.

Communication Approach:

Work Management Simulation for effective maintenance work managementIt has long been understood that concepts are communicated much more effectively by participating or "doing" rather than hearing or seeing. The Work Management Simulation℠ Planning & Scheduling Simulation allows the participants to see the negative effects of "doing what we've always done" in a typically reactive maintenance environment. It then allows them to make incremental improvements in the way maintenance work is identified, planned and scheduled, showing the considerable increase in work accomplished between every round.  This moves participants from a reactive mode to a proactive mode with efficient maintenance work management.

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Planning and Scheduling Work Management Simulation℠

The simulation begins where many organizations currently reside; high degrees of reactivity, little or no maintenance work planning, and scheduling only in that technicians are kept busy with a clipboard full of work to do.

The maintenance training simulation addresses unclear job scope, absence of documentation, poorly managed spare parts system, every job being equal in priority and little maintenance job history. As each round unfolds, changes are made to improve the way we manage maintenance work.

Participants experience the benefits of moving to a proactive maintenance work environmentTwo Approaches

The Work Management Simulation℠ Planning & Scheduling Session is offered with two separate approaches to communicate its message:

First, it can be provided with supplemental training on Planning & Scheduling industry-best practices between each round so that participants can learn, then select and apply each technique to see the impact on the amount of work completed. This method is best for groups that are tasked with implementing the resulting improvements, including maintenance supervisors, planners, schedulers, engineering and technicians.

LAI's Work Management SimulationSecond, it can be provided without training, but instead with basic instruction regarding structured Planning & Scheduling industry-best practices between each round so that participants can witness the impact of each on the amount of work completed. This method is best for a leadership group in which there is little time to make a huge impact.


Planning & Scheduling concepts & best practices addressed:

    * Work Identification
          o Work order screening
          o Documenting all work on a work order system
          o Maintenance & Reliability Performance Measures
          o Maintenance Work Types
                + Reactive & Emergency Maintenance
                + Preventive Maintenance
                + Predictive Maintenance
                + Corrective Maintenance
    * Constraint Management and Work Order Backlog
    * Understanding the P-F Interval
    * Planning Maintenance Work
          o Where to find the best candidates for Planners
          o Developing job kits
          o Job estimates
    * Work Scheduling
          o Work Priority & Equipment Criticality
          o Coordination of resources
    * Work Completion
          o Improving job plans
          o Creating job plans from documented reactive work

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