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The importance of maintaining your assets

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‘Maintenance Planning, Coordination & Scheduling (Second Edition)’

Don Nyman

Industrial Press


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 use 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 labour requirements and job duration, co-ordination of all involved parties, and job scheduling. It also 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.

‘Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management (Second Edition)’

Terry Wireman

Industrial Press


Thoroughly revised and updated, this best selling book presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a detailed form for surveying and ‘grading’ maintenance management, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used this survey. The text provides a clear, concise benchmarking methodology. It clearly explains and interprets the most current maintenance benchmarks, and offers a benchmarking database from more than 100 companies. The book features current maintenance/asset management philosophies, and offers more information on self-analysis. Sections of the book include: Analysing Maintenance Management; Benchmarking Fundamentals; Maintenance Organisations; Maintenance Training; and Work Order Systems.

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