Advanced Maintenance Planning Course

Enhance your skills in maintenance planning, scheduling, predictive maintenance techniques, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), and asset management.

Maintenance has evolved through many stages to reach to today's advanced techniques in execution and management. 

This course will explain the evolvement of the main maintenance strategies, the philosophy and aspects of each, how and when to be executed, and the management techniques.

The course will also focus on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling as one of the most important elements in advanced maintenance management.

The course is designed to assist maintenance management personnel responsible for delivering maximum reliability and availability of equipment at the lowest possible cost.

The course will present advanced techniques designed to improve the effectiveness of maintenance management activities, to ensure that physical assets perform their required functions, operate reliably, and support corporate goals. 

The sessions will focus on the advanced methods and techniques on the most critical aspects of maintenance management such as optimizing maintenance resources, selecting the right maintenance strategy for each asset, analyzing failures, setting and conducting a maintenance plan, planning spare parts, controlling maintenance costs, maximizing maintenance planning effectiveness, and developing the right performance indicators.

Course Objectives:

  • See the big picture (line of sight between maintenance goals and business objectives)
  • Have a new and more in-depth understanding of reliability and maintenance
  • Understand the relation between Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management
  • Understand Maintenance Organization Objectives and Challenges
  • Understand the asset lifecycle cost, maintenance cost, and direct and indirect cost
  • Understand main maintenance strategies and the advantages and disadvantage of each
  • Select the most cost-effective maintenance strategy for each asset
  • Carry out risk and failure analysis using techniques and tools such as FMEA, RCM, RCA
  • Understand maintenance planning and scheduling as one of the most important tools for advanced maintenance management 
  • Understand how to implement advanced work management process and techniques 
  • Apply spare parts management and inventory optimization techniques
  • Select and effectively use relevant performance indicators

Who Should Attend the Course?

This course is designed for all Maintenance Managers/Engineers, Supervisors and Planning Engineers.  It is also suitable for those who are in operations, engineering and purchasing/materials divisions and who would like to acquire an understanding of how the quality of the maintenance function affects their department, and their organization's bottom line.

Course Outline:

Module 1 - Maintenance Organization - Main Maintenance Strategies

  • Where is Maintenance in the Big Picture?
  • Maintenance Organization Objectives and Challenges
  • What's Maintenance? What's Reliability? And What's the relation between them?
  • The evolvement of Main Maintenance Strategies 
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Corrective Maintenance 
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
  • Understand how things fail

 Module 2 - Predictive Maintenance - Reliability and Risk-Based Maintenance – Failure Analysis

  • Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
  • Methods and Techniques in Maintenance
  • Assets Criticality Analysis: Key Element in any Maintenance or reliability initiative
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) as a tool for selecting the best cost-effective maintenance strategies
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

 Module 3 - Failure Analysis (cont.) - Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling is the Key to Maintenance Excellence
  • Main Objectives of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Process 
  • Maintenance Planning Principles
  • Maintenance Scheduling Principles

Module 4 - Work Management - Spare Parts Management - Performance Measurement and Benchmarking

  • Work Management
  • Backlog Management: how to measure and manage maintenance backlog?
  • Step-1 Work Identification and Prioritization 
  • Step-2 Work Planning
  • Step-3 Work Scheduling
  • Step-4 Work Execution
  • Step-5 Completing the Work 
  • Step-6 Work Analysis
  • Spare Parts Management and Optimization     
  • Maintenance Productivity and Performance Measurement
  • Benchmarking
Course Name:   Advanced Maintenance Management
Course Duration:   4 days (Minimum 5 net teaching hours per day) 
Course Language:   English

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