Most organizations unfortunately suffer with a reactive environment over a proactive reliability centered one. I recently reviewed a survey where people were asked to provide topics for an upcoming webinar. One of the responses stated that the individual wanted to create a Planning culture to eliminate a reactive one. Is this possible?
Reality is that Maintenance Planning and Scheduling are simply tools that fall within the Maintenance Best Practices. The focus of Planning and Scheduling is to drive efficiency of the crafts people and eliminate the avoidable delays. By itself, I argue that Planning and Scheduling will not fix a reactive culture. Cultures that are reactive are based on many things such as
1. Ineffective PM programs with no basis for the tasks
2. Lack of precision in corrective and time-based tasks
3. Improper organizational structures
4. Lack of internal and external partnerships
5. Behaviors of the people
6. Management philosophies
7. Poor capital project design and execution
8. No focus on Defect Elimination
What others would you add to the list? Do you agree that Planning and Schedule by itself cannot drive a proactive reliability centered culture?
To your success, Jeff