This course is offered to give the leader responsible for
managing the maintenance of facilities a tool to defeat their backlog of
deferred maintenance within the existing budget and personnel.
This seemingly impossible
task has been successfully achieved by a major university and a major city.
This seminar teaches how they have succeeded. Success can be made possible
by understanding two tools taught in this course and offering them to the
executive management to gain their support.
The first tool allows the
computation of a financial ratio
to measure the cost of a breakdown event to the whole organization with the
cost of allowing an early intervention.
The second is a
tool of consequence that offers
proof of the exponential cost escalation of a breakdown event over an early
These tools will allow the
facilities maintenance leader to get the approval of the executive
management because the results can be delivered and understood in less than
60 seconds. When the ROI for early intervention is recognized by the
executive management, you will get an additional 5 minutes to offer this
The Program – In
this Vertical Maintenance Program, we teach how to create a campus-wide
program to schedule as many different maintenance resources as possible into
one building at one time in a coordinated surge effort to work off as many
deferred maintenance events as possible in a two day period. This
concentration of maintenance effort minimizes windshield time, maximizes the
availability of parts, and creates a mutually supporting maintenance effort
in parallel with the PM Program. This focus acts a force multiplier to write
off significantly more WOs than workers operating individually.
Planning – This
program teaches how to integrate every interested party associated with
the facility a month ahead and collect every known problem in the
building and assure access to the facility, plan for the maintenance
skills needed to complete the work, and schedule the parts needed to be
Execution – A
set of management skills is needed to integrate all of the components at
the point of work. These tools are offered.
Parts Support – Awaiting
Parts is the biggest problem in maintenance; however, since vendors are
encouraged to participate in this program, they can have adequate time to
have all the needed parts at the point of work.
Worker Efficiency –
This course teaches a few practical and low tech techniques to managing
the work flow through a mobile maintenance control board to coordinate
PM and repair tasks with the specialty shops and parts management.
Worker Support – In
operations with a large number of assets, the worker often works
unsupported. In a VM Event, there are workers from every needed discipline to
merge the knowledge form all fields. This has
proven to be invaluable at the interface between electrical and mechanical
machines where the problem cascades from one to another. Having a well
rounded knowledge set at the point of work for a couple of days generates significant efficiencies in
the quality of the work and training on the job.
Building User Confidence
in the Maintenance Effort – During the planning and execution phases of
a VM Event the tenant is constantly being included concerning the
maintenance being conducted in their building. This interface offers an
invaluable opportunity to win the building user's confidence in the
maintenance program by allowing them to participate.
and Priority WOs During VM - There are
management techniques that can be integrated to manage emergency and
priority WOs elsewhere on the campus while conducting the VM Program.
The effectiveness of the
Vertical Maintenance surge effort is dramatic in the number of WOs that can
be worked off in a very short time. Once the leadership declares that a Vertical
Maintenance Program will be a permanent part of the plan to work off
deferred maintenance, the recaptured 40:1 dollars once spent on breakdown
events and the 15:1 in recovered maintenance man/hours can be plowed back
into the process to create a self-financing solution to improved maintenance
cost within the organization.
This is a powerful course
that can change trajectory of a maintenance effort and is offered in open
enrollment classes or at a client's location to specialize the teaching
topics. If you should have interest in this knowledge, contact David Geaslin
at (832) 524-8214 or