DESIGNING AND INSTALLING A HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

A STEP-BY-STEP OUTLINE IS GIVEN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND THE LIMITING FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE DISCUSSED. STEP 1 IS TO ESTABLISH WORK UNITS, I.E. UNITS OF MEASUREMENT FOR MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. STEP 2 IS TO ESTABLISH WORK QUANTITIES FOR EACH ACTIVITY. STEP 3 IS TO ESTABLISH PRODUCTIVITY RATES IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE PLANNED WORK QUANTITIES. THE FOURTH STEP IS TO ESTABLISH RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FOR MANPOWER, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS. THE FINAL STEP IS TO CONTROL THE PRODUCTIVITY RATE USING THE PLANNED QUANTITIES AS GUIDELINES. THIS PHASE REQUIRES EFFICIENT SUPERVISORS. THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN SUCH A SYSTEM ARE THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE MAINTENANCE OPERATION, THE DIFFICULTY OF DEFINING WORK OBJECTIVES IN TERMS OF QUANTITY AND FREQUENCY, GEOGRAPHIC AND SEASONAL VARIABLES, AND THE PROBLEMS OF INTEGRATING DIFFERENT WORK ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY THE SAME WORK FORCE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 42, Pp. 7-17, 8 TAB, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Jorgensen, R E
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00218214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM