Graduate of the Month: December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We want to congratulate our December Graduate of the Month, Douglas White of Amazon!

So is it a Planner, a Scheduler, or is it a Planner/Scheduler?

Monday, 11 September 2017 by Shon Isenhour

Recently, I had an interesting conversation about staffing the maintenance planner and scheduler roles with in a facility. The question was centered on whether a site should have the two disciplines split or if they should be combined. The answer in my mind is… it depends.

Here are my thoughts on criteria that affect the planner/scheduler organizational structure:

Size of the maintenance...

Maintenance Planners: Are they focused on the future or pulled into the present? Their boss decides!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 by Shon Isenhour
How does organizational structure dictate focus? This week I am working with a client that is building their future state organizational structure to support reliability improvement. The question they ask was should the planners report to the maintenance supervisors for the area they plan for? My response was a sometimes controversial one but I truly believe it based on my experience and...

Confucius say: Planning and Scheduling Cause Confusion

Monday, 10 July 2017 by Shon Isenhour

The topic of planning and scheduling and what each one means has been a big discussion point. The Chinese appear to have only one word that means both planning and scheduling but in reality everywhere I teach from Europe to the Middle East and all across the Americas there is confusion  on the difference so today I thought I would share planning and then scheduling as the topic of the week....

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