The maintenance of physical assets can no longer be treated as an 'engineering problem.' The competitive environment in which business operates requires an approach that integrates the operational objectives of the business and the life-cycle objectives of the physical assets.
The effectiveness of asset management has not improved significantly in many organizations in spite of the implementation of powerful computerized management systems. Research shows that a lack of physical asset management skills at all levels of the maintenance and operations workforce lies at the core of the problem.
The course provides the delegate with study material on the basic principles of effective maintenance planning, as well as proven techniques for the development of an effective maintenance plan, the planning and control of maintenance work, shutdown management, and management reporting and analysis.
Course Objectives:Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Identify planning best practices and key elements for taking action on them
Understand how world-class organizations solve common planning problems,
Evaluate your practices compared to those of others
Improve the use of your information and communication tools
Improve productivity through use of better, more timely information
Create and preserve lead-time in work management and use it for planning and scheduling resources
Improve consistency and reliability of asset information
Achieve more productive turnarounds
Optimize preventive and predictive maintenance strategies
Delegates should represent a wide range of personnel in the organization who are involved in, or dependent on, effective maintenance planning, scheduling and work control. These should include:
Personnel designated as planners, or identified to become planners
Key leaders from each Maintenance craft
Key Operations Supervisors
Materials Management Managers/Supervisors
CMMS Administrator or key users
Key Maintenance support assistants
Other stakeholders in the Work Planning Function
Facilitated by an experienced maintenance specialist, our course will be conducted as a highly interactive work session (as opposed to lectures), encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the course material to real-life situations. Course size will be limited to 30 delegates in order to stimulate discussion and efficiency of subject coverage. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions. Throughout the course, delegates will be encouraged to identify what they can do to enhance Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Work Control in their organizations.