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Introduction

I had a recent conversation regarding the management of a shutdown. The question on the table was something to the effect of:

“If we have a job overrun on the critical path at the beginning of the shutdown, then we should immediately adjust our entire schedule and announce that we will bring […]

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Introduction

Another weekly meeting, just what we need right? Well I can’t speak for the other meetings, but the Weekly Maintenance Scheduling meeting, that’s an important one. Let me tell you why I think the Weekly Maintenance Scheduling meeting is the most important and deserves our greatest efforts to get it right.

Reasons why the […]

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The Question:

 Which of the following groups is overloaded with work, and which one can handle more work?

A work group with 250 work orders A work group with 50 work orders

Which work group had better performance?

A ten-person crew that completed 40 work orders A ten-person crew that completed 17 work orders […]

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It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shut down the equipment and begin the event. While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful among us know that it is the actions that occur in […]

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I have just read this interesting article on time management.

We all know Murphy’s Law is “if something can go wrong it will go wrong.”  But this article discusses Parkinson’s Law, which states:

“The amount of time which one has to perform a task is the amount of […]

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