Table 9-1. - Elements of Control for a Maintenance Management System
primary benefit of the maintenance management system. Any prescribed procedures or reports should just be tools to help attain this goal. Table 9-1 shows the 13 key elements of control that make up the maintenance management system. If these elements are managed properly, you will have an effective and efficient Public Works organization. For a complete description of the maintenance management system, refer to the Maintenance Management of Shore Facilities, NAVFAC MO-321.
Two levels of control exist for this system: complete and modified. Complete control exists when using all the methods and procedures described in NAVFAC MO-321. Exercising modified control occurs when the activities vary from the prescribed methods and procedures. This action does not replace the elements of control. Instead, modified control should show differences in control elements caused by the size of an activity, work load, and any local conditions. Most small activities use some form of modified control.
In the maintenance management system, there are five key elements.
1. Work generation consists of operator inspections, preventive maintenance inspections (for nonoperator equipment), and control inspections for all the facilities and equipment. The Inspection of Shore Facilities, NAVFAC MO-322, outlines the frequency of continuous inspections. Work generation also includes observations by tenants and military inspections.
2. work input control provides basic planning and status information control on the work. It includes screening individual jobs for need, deciding their priority, programming them through the planning phase, and authorizing the work. It also includes maintaining a balanced and adequate workload for each work center, assuring proper completion of the jobs, and keeping informed on the status of the jobs.
3. Planning and estimating provides labor and material cost estimates and a task performanceContinue Reading