MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS - REPORT NO. 1

THIS IS THE FIRST OF SEVEN REPORTS ON RESULTS OF THE LOUISIANA MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT STUDY. IT SUMMARIZES THE RESEARCH AND FINDINGS FOR WORK CONDUCTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1965 AND DECEMBER 1966. IN CHAPTER ONE THE OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE ANALYZED AND EVALUATED--INCLUDING STATUTORY AND POLICY PROVISIONS. THE CHARACTER OF THE MAINTENANCE WORKLOAD, DETERMINED FROM DEPARTMENT RECORDS, IS DESCRIBED. CHAPTER TWO IS DEVOTED TO THE EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS THROUGH AN ANALYSIS OF RECORDED DATA. A SPECIAL PILOT REPORTING SYSTEM, WHICH WAS INSTALLED IN DISTRICT 08 TO PROVIDE ANOTHER SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR EVALUATING CURRENT PERFORMANCE, IS ALSO DESCRIBED. IN CHAPTER THREE, THE DEPARTMENTS BUDGETING AND FISCAL PLANNING ACTIVITIES RELATIVE TO MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS ARE DESCRIBED, ANALYZED AND EVALUATED, AS IS THE EXISTING REPORTING SYSTEM. CHAPTER FOUR CONTAINS AN ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF THE MANNER IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTLY IS ORGANIZED TO PERFORM WORK. THIS INCLUDES WORK FORCE RESPONSIBILITY AT VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS AND THE UTILIZATION OF SPECIALIZED GANGS. IN CHAPTER FIVE, THE PROCESSES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT ARE PRESENTED. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL ARE DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPICAL MANAGEMENT ACTIONS ARE PRESENTED. CHAPTER SIX CONTAINS AN EVALUATION OF THE MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVED ORGANIZATION CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT AND WORK PERFORMANCE. IN CHAPTER SEVEN, THERE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL CONTINUING MAINTENANCE RESEARCH WHICH SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN. SOME RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS PRESENTLY UNDERWAY OR HAS BEEN APROVED FOR EARLY INITIATION. A SCHEDULE IS PRESENTED FOR THESE PLANNED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, 65-3m
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jorgensen (Roy) and Associates

    17 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  USA  20760
  • Authors:
    • Park, D H
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00218009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1994 12:00AM