Moving to 24-hours production schemes – 9 considerations for the transition (Part II)

In the first post I talked about how the transition from one or two shifts to a 24 hour production scheme affects the way we usually manage our maintenance department. This kind of transition demands a change to a more methodological approach focused on preventive and proactive measures.

In the first points I talked in detail about the lack of time to perform definitive repairs, the increase in maintenance costs (and negotiate them during the planning stage of the new shift implementation), the use of predictive maintenance and taking advantage of every available time to perform maintenance tasks.

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Organizing your Work Orders to Maximize Maintenance Efficiency

Effective maintenance tasks for each equipment are crucial for maintenance management. Many resources are used to design the tasks in order to improve a plant’s reliability and productivity. However, the way we incorporate all tasks in work orders (WOs) and schedule them will determine the final efficiency of our preventive maintenance strategy. Preventive Maintenance Work

To effectively schedule the WOs, we use different criteria to group them. Each group has pros and cons, and in practice we usually apply a combination of them to get the most of our resources and increase our department efficiency.

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