Lesson 1/Learning Event 3
Learning Event 3
Maintenance management is the way the commander brings together people,
equipment, tools, supplies, repair parts, facilities, publications, and time
to promote operational readiness.
The supervisory process is organized into five functions: planning,
organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling.
usually deals with several or all of them at the same time.
enables the supervisor to evaluate the situation and adjust the process to
reach the desired goal.
Let us look briefly at each of the supervisory
Planning shows the way to reach a goal or objective.
supervisor must have a clear idea of what needs to be done.
objective is known, the supervisor outlines the steps to reach it. Judgment
and experience are used to develop a plan that will get the job done on
time, within required standards, and with the least resources.
The organizing function provides a
required resources and a schedule for meeting the plan.
Detailed coordination ensures that resources
available and that the organization can support the plan.
When resources have been organized and coordinated,
supervisor directs their application according to the plan.
Control. The supervisor controls the use of resources to ensure that
work is on schedule and according to the desired standards. The chain of
command usually assists in this function.
Feedback from reports and
personal observation ensures that the operation is being carried out. When
the objective or level of resources changes, the supervisor may need to
modify the original plan. The cycle repeats until the job is done.