The Maintenance Excellence Institute
How OCE Impacts Your Bottom Line: Part II – Page 7
Planning Times Are Essential: Planning times provide a number of key benefits for the planning/scheduling process. First, they provide a means to determine existing workloads for scheduling by craft areas and backlog of work in each area. Planning times allow the maintenance planner to balance repair priorities against available craft hours and to realistically establish repair schedules that can be accomplished as promised. Secondly, planning times provide a target or goal for each job that allows for measurement of Craft Performance. Due to the variability of maintenance type work and the inherent sensitivity toward measurement, the objective is not so much the measurement of individual craft performance. The real objective is measurement of the overall performance of the craft work force as a whole. While measurement of the individual crafts person is possible, Craft Performance measurement is intended to be for the entire maintenance work force that is doing skilled type work.