Engineering Starts And Dies With Planning

My Engineering coach recently sent me to act as the Plant Maintenance Planner and Scheduler. This implied that I was responsible for what was to be done, how it would be done, when, where, why, who to do it and many of these.

I have now come to appreciate that the difference between good and great in Engineering plants is simply a difference in their planning effectiveness and efficiency. A great plant starts with a great plan. Wherever you see a struggling plant, there’s a high probability that the problem is the planning.

If one wants to improve an Engineering facility, they ought to start first with the Engineering plan. That goes from the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plan. Once these are aligned, greatness for an engineering plant is not a matter of IF but WHEN.

So how is the planning at your Engineering Plant? And what is the performance of your plant? The pudding is in the eating.