No-no’s for the Maintenance Planner Role

by Torbjörn Idhammar
Posted 8/17/2009

Organizations should have a clear work description of what a planner’s role is. The role may vary between organizations, mainly due to plant size. Some organizations have combined planners/supervisors. Some have dedicated planners for shutdowns/turnarounds. Many have people with a planner’s title, but no planning.

So, how do we figure out a planner’s role? The first step is to decide if you (as a plant) want to have planning. It would be a huge mistake to decide against planning in my opinion; but if you do, you might as well get rid of planners and/or the role of planning. Most of us will decide we should have planning. Continue reading →