Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Production Planning

CAR 145. A.47 Production planning
(a) The organisation shall have a system appropriate to the amount and complexity of
work to plan the availability of all necessary personnel, tools, equipment, material, m data and facilities in order to ensure the safe completion of the maintenance work.
(b) The planning of maintenance tasks, and the organising of shifts, shall take into
account human performance limitations.
(c) When it is required to hand over the continuation or completion of maintenance tasks
for reasons of a shift or personnel changeover, relevant information shall be adequately communicated between outgoing and incoming personnel.

The absence of effective planning can contribute towards increased work pressure. Work pressure itself may lead to deviation from procedures. Deviation from procedures is well known as a contributing factor in many aircraft incidents.

The AMO should give due importance and clarify the objective of good planning. Advisory and explanatory material should include further guidance on elements to consider when establishing the planning procedure.

The AMO must have a system appropriate to the amount and complexity of work to plan the availability of all necessary personnel, tools, equipment, material, maintenance data and facilities in order to ensure the safe completion of the maintenance work.

Depending on the amount and complexity of work generally performed by the maintenance organization, the planning system may range from a very simple procedure to a complex organizational set-up including a dedicated planning function in support of the production function.
The production planning function should include two complementary elements:

1.Scheduling the maintenance work ahead to ensure that it will not adversely interfere with other maintenance work as regards the availability of all necessary personnel, tools, equipment, material, maintenance data and facilities; and

2. During maintenance work, organizing maintenance teams and shifts and providing all necessary support to ensure the completion of maintenance without undue time pressure

When establishing the production planning procedure, consideration should be given to the following:

1.logistics 2.inventory control; 3.square meters of accommodation 3.estimation of man-hours 4.availability of man-hours 5.preparation of work 6.Hangar availability 7. coordination with internal and external suppliers, etc. 8. Scheduling of safety-critical tasks during periods when staff are likely to be most alert.

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