Often, organizations send their Maintenance Planner Schedulers for education on concepts and techniques in both Planning and Scheduling only to have the Planner Schedulers return and fail. So much so that studies on Planner Scheduler effectiveness have found that less than 10% of organizations get the anticipated benefits from the staffed positions. This is due to a number of reasons such as a lack of understanding of the role and other supporting roles necessary to drive effectiveness, incorrect staffing or spans of control, lack of partnerships within the organization, and others.
Consider Coaching and Mentoring to identify and remove obstacles in the workplace that are preventing these functions.
Tip provided by: Jeff Shiver, CMRP, CPMM, CRL, RCM2 Practitioner, Managing Principal