REORGANIZATION TO CREW SPECIALIZATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

BY DEFINITION, CREW SPECIALIZATION IS THE ORGANIZING OF EXISTING MANPOWER AND EQUIPMENT INTO MANAGEMENT UNITS CAPABLE OF PERFORMING A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPECIALIZED TASKS WITH THE GOALS OF INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY AND THE QUALITY OF WORK, COMPLETE UTILIZATION OF SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, AND A MORE UNIFORM LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE THROUGHOUT A GIVEN AREA. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONCEPT ARE A NUMBER OF ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES. THE ADVANTAGES ARE: (1) SIMPLIFIES TRAINING OF PERSONNEL; (2) FACILITATES MECHANIZED PRODUCTION; (3) IMPROVES EXPERTISE FOR ONE OR TWO OPERATIONS; (4) PERMITS GREATER UTILIZATION OF SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT; (5) MANDATES ADVANCE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING OF OPERATIONS; AND (6) REDUCES THE DEGREE OF ERROR ASSOCIATED WITH AN UNFAMILAR OPERATION. THE DISADVANTAGES ARE: (1) INCREASES CREW TRAVEL TIME; (2) CREATES SOME DIFFICULTY IN SETTING UP SECONDARY OPERATIONS DURING FOUL WEATHER CONDITIONS; (3) REDUCES THE ASSOCIATION OF A CREW TO A GIVEN SECTION; (4) NECESSITATES REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE USE OF THE FOREMAN'S PICKUP; AND (5) CHANGES THE STATUS QUO GENERATING POLITICAL FEEDBACK. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 209-216
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance planning and supervision
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  • Accession Number: 00218831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM