Test Your Knowledge Of Maintenance Scheduling And Coordination

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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling is not just a function of Maintenance, but requires cooperation between all functions in Manufacturing. Following are 10 question to check your knowledge on the process of scheduling and coordination. They are written to stimulate thoughts on how you can improve your Maintenance scheduling and coordination process.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Maintenance Scheduling procedures are for Maintenance use only.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Maintenance Scheduling procedures need to be understood and supported by the whole organization.

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  • 2. 

    Mechanics availability for work must be documented and used by scheduler.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mechanics on leave, vacation, meeting, and/or training are not available for work so should not be included in the schedule.

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  • 3. 

    Backlog is analyzed at the end of the quarter to assure the Maintenance organization is managing to meet the agreed target. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Backlog needs to be analyzed on a frequent basis to assure planned work is being performed in a timely fashion and maintenance is not being deferred.

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  • 4. 

    Backlog is managed based on the number of work orders for a specific area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Backlog is based on labors hours of work to perform and labor hours available by the correct sub-organizations: crew, shift, craft, or department

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  • 5. 

    A Prioritization system that correctly identifies jobs that can be planned from rush jobs is key to a proactive maintenance program.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Work identification, prioritization, and approval process must be understood by all shareholders to move away from reactive maintenance.

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  • 6. 

    The best priority system is one developed, controlled and executed by the Maintenance Organization. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The best priority system is one developed and agreed to by Operation and Maintenance and incorporates work order type and equipment criticality.

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  • 7. 

    The Best process for distributing Maintenance Work Schedules is:

    • A.

      Job start and completion are assigned to crew and published more than 3 days prior to starting work.

    • B.

      Schedules of job start, completion and crew assignments are distributed the day before starting the work.

    • C.

      Schedules of job start, completion and crew assignments are distributed the day to do the work.

    • D.

      Job assignments are given out to crews 1 -2 days prior to starting work or the day to do the work.

    Correct Answer
    A. Job start and completion are assigned to crew and published more than 3 days prior to starting work.
    Explanation
    Greater than 3 days allows the crew leaders to review the work, discuss issues with planner and key shareholders to assure the job will be performed safely and effectively.

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  • 8. 

    Schedule performance is measured and reported until it exceeds 90%.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Schedule compliance is a leading indicator to downtime and can be used to continuously improve duration times for job plans and PM.

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  • 9. 

    Schedule breakers and reactive work are managed by and responsibility of:

    • A.

      Planner and Scheduler

    • B.

      Operations and Maintenance Manager

    • C.

      Production and Maintenance Supervisors

    • D.

      Mechanics and Operators

    Correct Answer
    C. Production and Maintenance Supervisors
    Explanation
    Production and Maintenance supervisors are responsible for prioritizing and executing daily activities to assure resources are assigned to the highest priority work. They are also responsible to start the Root Cause Analysis for a schedule breaker by performing Why-Why analysis.

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  • 10. 

    Maintenance and Production schedules should be combined into an integrated shop floor schedule to eliminate confusion on priorities, equipment out of service and work flow patterns.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This integrated schedule can be communicated by sub- schedules department, machine, crew, shift, etc. but should incorporate all the activities that will be impacting the production process.

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