As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the ability to resource for maintenance execution has become a challenge for many companies and has resulted in a significant increase in maintenance backlog.
When there is a bow-wave of work to manage, it is crucial to look for opportunities to prioritize and liquidate work effectively, based on risk and capacity.
A backlog prioritization model or study will determine the risks associated with delaying the work further and will facilitate the decision-making process to determine which work orders should be executed as a priority. Once this has been established, companies can apply execution techniques to liquidate the maintenance in the most efficient and effective way possible.
In this blog, Add Energy’s Senior Consultant, Emeka Onuh discusses how routing, sequencing, and packaging maintenance work orders can make maintenance execution much more efficient, and the profound effects it can have on improving plant and system availability, maintenance team productivity as well as safety.
While most organisations utilize these methods to some degree, they are often disjointed or misunderstood. We recommend viewing this as a combined strategy, with all three elements being reviewed and implemented, to get the most value for your business. Here are some of his top tips on how to successfully implement all three methods.