The cost of a 'quick fix'

There are 6 major components of maintenance planning and execution. Physical asset management specialist Allan Tarita talks about why businesses must follow a set plan.

The maintenance budget often falls by the wayside during tough economic times. This is because management fails to see the long term benefits of developing and implementing a maintenance strategy.

During the Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, hosted by Alusani Skills & Training Network® , Tarita presents the “The 6 Step” routine work management process model.

The model consists of six blocks and follows a pattern of work identification, work planning, work scheduling, work assignment, work execution and follow-up, and lastly, work analysis.

To obtain the full benefit of this model it must be practised in its entirety, on a continuous loop. However Tartita says this model is often short-circuited as most businesses only make time to identify and assign work.

When something breaks companies will follow an emergency work pattern. “Someone is told to go and do the work, they do the work and that's the entire process.”

“Its no surprise that people don't understand why the process isn't getting the results that it should for them”.

Despite the tendency to forego all the steps Tarita points out that the work planning and work scheduling segments actually “saves you the most money”.

While organisations are likely to look for a 'quick fix' this could be more costly in the long run.

He explains that an unplanned job can cost approximately R10.75 in comparison to R1.00 for a planned job.

During the course Tarita goes into detail about each segment and helps participants to implement the work management process in their own organisations.

The Maintenance Planning & Scheduling course will be run by Alusani Skills & Training Network®. This course always sells out so for more information please call 011 447 7470, email faith@alusani.co.za or visit Alusani Skills & Training Network



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