April 2013

Global Turnaround and Maintenance 2013 Supplement

Overcome barriers to proper planning and scheduling

Planning and scheduling must work hand-in-hand for a turnaround, outage or shutdown to be executed to budget and schedule. Unless proper diligence is given up-front to planning and scheduling, no amou..

Wanichko, J., T.A. Cook Consultants Inc.

Planning and scheduling must work hand-in-hand for a turnaround, outage or shutdown to be executed to budget and schedule. Unless proper diligence is given up-front to planning and scheduling, no amount of execution excellence will recover the waste associated with unclear work plans, inflated estimates and poorly defined schedules. Scheduling practices in use today are examined here, and the common pitfalls encountered in planning and scheduling are explored. Additionally, tips to avoid these pitfalls are provided. Present scheduling practices In a survey of European companies involved in conducting shutdowns, turnarounds and outages, 57% of the respondents did not have detailed, ste

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