WORK STANDARDS AND PROGRAMMED BUDGETING FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

A MAINTENANCE WORK IMPROVEMENT STUDY WAS CONDUCTED IN MINNESOTA. WORK STANDARDS WERE DEVELOPED WHICH WOULD EMPLOY A STANDARD WORK METHOD, PRODUCTION RATE COMMENSURATE WITH THIS METHOD, OPTIMUM CREW SIZE AND PROPER EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB. THESE TIME STANDARDS WERE DEVELOPED ON VARIOUS FIELD AND SHOP OPERATIONS WITHIN A PRIVATE DISTRICT AND THE CENTRAL SHOP. A TIME-STUDY OBSERVATION WAS CONDUCTED. THE STUDY PRODUCED TIME STANDARDS COVERING OVER SLIGHTLY 75% OF FIELD AND EQUIPMENT SHOP OPERATIONS WITHIN THE FIRST SIX- MONTH PERIOD. A DAILY SCHEDULING REPORTING FORM WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE MAINTENANCE MEN. THE SYSTEM IS BEING IMPLEMENTED STATE-WIDE. WEEKLY REPORTS WERE DEVELOPED FOR ALL LEVELS OF MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT. A PROGRAM-BUDGETING AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION STUDY WAS INITIATED AND THE STUDY DIVIDED INTO 4 MAJOR PHASES OF EFFORT: (1) STEPS WERE TAKEN TO DEVELOP A CONCEPT OF PROGRAM-BUDGETING APPROPRIATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, (2) STEPS WERE TAKEN TO DEVELOP A CONCEPT FOR REPORTING DATA TO TOP MANAGEMENT, (3) APPROPRIATE PROCEDURES FOR THE PROGRAM-BUDGETING SYSTEM WERE DEVELOPED, AND (4) THE ACTUAL SYSTEM FOR REPORTING DATA TO MANAGEMENT WAS DESIGNED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT A PROGRAM BUDGET IS A MANAGEMENT TOOL THAT CAN IMPROVE MANAGEMENT'S- LONG-RANGE PLANNING, FISCAL BUDGETING, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, AND DECISION-MAKING. APPENDICES PRESENT THE FOLLOWING MAINTENANCE STANDARD MANUALS: FIELD, SHOP, FIELD DAILY SCHEDULE AND REPORT, WEEKLY PERFORMANCE WORK SHEET, WEEKLY PERFORMANCE REPORT, DAILY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING BOARD, SHOP ORDER AND RECORD, EQUIPMENT INSPECTION SCHEDULE SYSTEM, AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM IN THE PROGRAM BUDGET SYSTEM.

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  • Accession Number: 00218455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 10 1994 12:00AM