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HxGN EAM Advanced Maintenance Planning

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In today’s manufacturing enterprise the Maintenance Planner and Production Planner often have an adversarial relationship. This is most often because they compete for the availability of the same equipment. They do not share common definitions for equipment profiles or resources for which they are competing, which further strains their ability to communicate.

For example, both roles in the manufacturing organization use the term "job" to mean different things. The Production Planner defines a "job" as the method of scheduling a piece of equipment or group of resources to build a quantity of product in accord with sales orders or inventory requirements that drive the company’s revenue. The Maintenance Planner defines a "job," or "work order" as it is sometimes referred to, as a critical set of tasks necessary to maintain equipment performance at optimal levels. Without the execution of these maintenance tasks, the company would be producing goods at higher costs or in the event of an equipment failure not producing goods at all.

In both cases these roles are trying to help the company to meet the demands of their manufacturing organization and deliver products in accordance with sales and inventory demands. If this can be accomplished while maintaining optimal equipment performance, companies can realize maximum revenue from the products they produce.

The Advanced Maintenance Planning Implementation Guide describes the solution necessary to integrate these two roles and allow the organization to clearly see the resource impact that maintenance activities can have on the ability to execute their daily activities. It will organize the planning information so that each planning department can understand the impact they have over the equipment and resources that generate revenue for their company.