The challenge is in creating a maintenance plan that has an immediate effect. That’s the ultimate goal of maintenance plan crafting, but not every plan is able to achieve it.
There are different reasons plans fall short of the finish line, but it’s pointless to discuss the way in which a task can fail. Instead, people should focus their energy on ensuring that the plan they’re making will exceed expectations, and produce an immediate change in how things run.
The secret to finding success in this regard is simplicity; too many people look for big solutions for their problems, making the process more complicated than it needs to be. Mainpac always emphasises the need for simplicity in these plans, to make the jobs easier and ensure client satisfaction.
There’s nothing wrong with looking for big solutions, but it often gets too big to support over time and becomes inefficient. Plans that consistently follow this path call for regular updates. It’s a situation that should only happen after a certain number of years, and the business went through drastic changes.
The first trick to plan simplicity is defining the terms of the plan, along with the operations that the people on the ground will have to do. This allows everyone to be on the same page from day one, and any misunderstanding can get resolutions quickly. It allows newcomers to learn the ropes faster, making them produce results sooner.
Defining terms isn’t as easy as it sounds, as there will always be situations wherein the solution doesn’t fit with the definition, or contradicts it completely.
Making terms understandable and comprehensive is a difficult task, and it’s just one of the elements for making a maintenance plan. Fortunately, time and experience help hone plan-making skills. Soon, there won’t be a problem that doesn’t already have a solution.