ERIC Number: ED244570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
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Progressive Planned Maintenance.
Lewis, Mary Jo; Jacobs, Richard S.
A planned maintenance system, which was implemented at Washington State University (WSU), uniquely integrates functions of equipment inventory, scheduling, time reporting, project management, materials inventory, and billing. Management now has immediate access to equipment data, maintenance status, and costs. Staff requirements are readily defined through standardized task assignments. In addition, schedules, budget requirements, and resources adjustments are determined with the aid of detailed, up-to-date reports. Prior to implementation of the planned maintenance system: WSU was unable to identify, schedule or plan effectively; inefficient use of maintenance staff prevailed; and maintenance reports lacked sufficient detail and were time consuming to prepare. The first task in design of the system was to identify and classify the type of equipment for inventory. These classifications were assigned a number that corresponds to the item numbers in the stores inventory system. Next, the types of maintenance for each classification were analyzed. An analysis was also made of the time required to maintain equipment in 19 buildings to determine the number of employees needed. A list of the equipment inventory classifications is included, along with a diagram showing systems relationships. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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