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Why Create a Work Order Schedule?

Sockeye Mar 6, 2015
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A weekly schedule will tell you what you're very expensive maintenance department is doing to justify it's existence. Instead of fighting fires, they'll be proactively maintaining you're equipment thereby preventing unscheduled downtime. You'll buy a measure of certainty as to what equipment will be down for maintenance + PMs. You'll be spending money only on the parts for work that will be scheduled, not for every part that could be purchased for every WO on the backlog.Maintenance Planner / Scheduler,  Resource Extraction
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UAW Failure to Organize Workers at VW's Chattanooga Facility Surprising Given Management Support

Sockeye Mar 6, 2015
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a defeat for organized labor in the South, employees at the Volkswagen plant here voted 712 to 626 against joining the United Automobile Workers.
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Doc Palmer on Parkinson's Law

Sockeye Mar 6, 2015
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Parkinson’s Law says, “The amount of work assigned expands to the amount of time available.” Applying Parkinson’s Law to scheduling means that if maintenance does not assign enough work for a certain time period, the insufficient amount assigned still will take up the entire time period.  Doc Palmer

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Sockeye CEO Charles Hamer featured in Nanaimo Economic Development Ad Series

Sockeye Mar 6, 2015
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The Tech industry in our hometown of Nanaimo, BC, has been featured in a series of ads shown in Vancouver and Victoria. Our very own Charles Hamer was featured in one of these ads, and we wanted to share it with you! Thank you to the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation.

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