Industrial Maintenance
Length: 20 - 45 mn
26 questions
Maintenance planning and priority management

Do you apply best practices in maintenance planning and priority management?

Get knowledge of maintenance planning and priority management best practices on two key areas

  • Periodic planning: daily, weekly and mid term planning
  • Planning ratio and priorities: planned work ratio monitoring, priorities and rules application

Assess your planning and priority management

The best practices are in the form of a structured questionnaire enabling evaluations of your practices against our benchmark

The best practices are applicable to

  • Functional scope: Industrial maintenance focused on maintenance planning and priority management and activities
  • Company type: any company with production site(s) and maintenance teams larger than 5 people
  • Industry type: Discrete manufacturing industries or process industries (chemical, biological, metallurgical...) with automatized or semi – automatized production lines

Who is this for:

  • Company Production or maintenance senior manager, Production site manager, Production manager, Maintenance manager, Maintenance planning manager,
  • Internal consultants (e.g. continuous improvement team) or external consultants
Get a detailed knowledge of industrial maintenance best practices focused on maintenance planning and priority management practices
Get a detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of your maintenance compared to world Best Practices
Compare your results with best practices
Do yourself the evaluation and / or invite participants to do it
Perform the assessment in 20 to 45 minutes through 26 specific questions
Get an overview and a detailed analysis with a pyramid consolidation (question, subcategory, category, total)
Compare the results of each participant
Compare the performance by zone or level of your organization (country, site, function, hierarchical level)
Choose if participants are anonymous
Languages available to each participant: English 
Choose and validate the evaluation options

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Detailed description
How to use


26 best practices on planning and priority management of maintenance work, with a breakdown into 2 domains and 6 sub-domains, to get a synthetic and detailed view.

Two uses are possible:

  • learn planning and priority management best practices
  • assess maintenance management practices against world performers thanks to the online questionnaire functionality

Wevalgo Best practice Maintenance Model on planning and priority management

Maintenance planning and priority management Model

Model overview

The model provides an in-depth knowledge of planning and priority-setting practices in the following areas:
  • Daily planning: definition and communication, inclusion of preventive and corrective actions, validation of pre-requisites, cooperation with production, availability on time, order of intervention, replacement operations
  • Weekly planning: 5-14 day planning horizon, job duration, planning review with production, workload simulation
  • Mid-term planning: definition and content, coomunication and sharing, workload estimation
  • Planned shutdowns: procedure definition, usage of detailed schedule, documented timing, critical path, start-up procedure, roles and responsibilities, SMED techniques
  • Planning ratio: proportion of planned operations in 24 hours or in total, completion rate
  • Priorities and rules application: priority review and validation process, compliance, effectiveness


Example of usage for evaluation

Get a in-depth and detail assessment of your maintenance planning and priority management and practices to enable you and your team to:

  • precisely understand maintenance planning and priority management strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
  • define new production maintenance planning and priority management ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
  • define targeted areas to monitor closely on maintenance planning and priority management
  • easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time


Specific analyses when used for evaluation

An assessment against best practices

  • Each question is an assessment of a practice against the best practice identified by our experts
  • The result allows immediate visualization with a score from 0 to 100, 100 being the best practice score; this regardless of the question format

    • A normative evaluation

      For each best practice, the question is very precise and the choices of answers are almost systematically standardized to facilitate evaluation and especially to avoid subjectivity

      Some evaluations use a standard derived from the CMMI, others use a specific Wevalgo standard. Depending on practice, the evaluation criteria used are, for example:

      • quality and completeness of application
      • clarity of roles and responsibilities
      • ownership by people and effective level of use
      • formalisation and level of detail

        • A synthetic and detailed structured evaluation

          • The evaluation model is structured in a 'Pyramidal' way to provide both a synthetic and detailed analysis
          • There are four levels of consolidation; individual practice (question), sub-category, category, general total

            • Integrated Maintenance Preventive Maturity Model

              We have built a model to assessment where is your maintenance in the journey that goes from being organised to be predictive in four stages as described below


              Description of the stage


              The maintenance has defined processes and methodologies and applies mostly a corrective type of maintenance

              Plan and coordinate

              There is a defined strategy and maintenance policy per type of equipment, with planned Preventative maintenance and with Total productive maintenance principles partially implemented.

              Maintenance uses planning tools and conducts some improvement plans including reliability actions

              There is a good coordination with other functions

              Analyse and prevent

              Key Performance indicators are used to steer maintenance organisation.

              There is a strong usage of data analysis (equipment performance analysis and failure root cause) to define equipment criticality, condition-based maintenance, reliability programmes


              There is a strong usage of statistical data analysis and mathematical modelling; artificial intelligence starts to be introduced.


              In most maintenance maturity model, there is an evaluation of how preventative or predictive is the maintenance organisation; but it is in often limited to the maintenance policy area.

              The additional value of our model is it is integrated with each maintenance area : each maintenance area is assessed with criteria belonging to this model as pictured below (strategy area example ).

               Integrated Preventive Maturity Model


              Wevalgo organisation model

              Wevalgo organisational modelThe evaluation defines the actionable drivers for the identified improvements enabling concret action plan definition:

              • Leadership & People: leadership capabilities, competences, social climate and values
              • Strategy & assets: organisation strategy, technology, tangible and intangible assets
              • Organisation: organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
              • Steering: decision making, actions and performance indicators management
              • Process: process, operating procedures and rules definition
              • Tools: decision making tools, process support tools, software applications
              • Implementation: effective implementation of strategy, organisation, steering, processes and tools

Key steps

The best practices are accessible directly after purchase. In case of usage to evaluate the practices the following steps apply

  1. The service manager* can directly carry out an evaluation by answering the questionnaire (optional); steps 2 to 4 are optional depending on whether he/she wishes to invite other participants to carry out the evaluation
    • If he/she wishes to invite other participants to conduct the evaluation, he/she proceeds to steps 2 to 5
    • Otherwise he/she goes directly to step 5 of viewing the results
    • He/she can still do his evaluation after the participants if he did not do it at the beginning
  2. Customisation of the service to the organisation by the service manager*
    • Service name, title and introduction for the participants invited
    • Selection of participants to the service
    • Definition of dimension to enable analysis by organisation dimension (optional)
    • Selection of anonymity option
  3. Sending of an invitation link to the selected participants
  4. Evaluations performed by selected participants, on the Wevalgo web platform
    • Participants connect to Wevalgo web site thanks to the link sent by the service manager
    • Participants answer on-line
    • The service manager can follow up the answers progress status
  5. Results available at the end of evaluations on the Wevalgo website

* The service manager is the person who purchased the service. 

Recommended participants for an evaluation

For the evaluation we recommend the following participants: 

  • The Production site director
  • The site production and maintenance managers
  • A selection of key production managers or experts, knowledgeable of the maintenance operations, in particular the autonomous maintenance, the work-order process and the common meetings with maintenance
  • The production planning manager
  • In case of several geographical sites, a selection of each site managers, enabling to compare the practices between the different sites.

Get instant and full access to reports as soon as evaluations are completed.

Gain multi-level analysis on several axis that can be explored in varied depths and dimensions through a user friendly results menu. A few samples of the results report are shown below

Heat map
Visualise the performance and their drivers at a glance across all categories and sub-categories
Results by organisational dimension
Compare performance across your own, relevant and entirely customisable organisational dimensions. For example by geographical locations, departments, hierarchical levels or any other you see fit. Zoom in to breakdowns by category, subcategory and/or question
Results by evaluator and category
You can see detailed results to better understand the causes of your organisation performance

We have expert consultants on hand to build their own evaluations, assist you and interpret your results. Select the Expert Review option on the purchase menu.

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