MRO Magazine

Planning & Scheduling Tip: Schedule Success

Call schedule compliance “Schedule Success.” Schedule compliance sounds like a control tool over the maintenance crew supervisors, which it is not.


November 23, 2015
By PEM Magazine

On the one hand, many things happen that are beyond the control of the supervisor and we must allow the supervisor to break the schedule whenever necessary without artificial shackles. On the other hand, we all want the schedule to “succeed” and we can jointly look for ways to improve our overall system to gain more control over our assets.

Doc Palmer, PE, MBA, CMRP is the author of McGraw-Hill’s Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook and as managing partner of Richard Palmer and Associates helps companies worldwide with planning and scheduling success. For more information visit or email Doc at