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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS Answer or a Tool

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Participants in this program will learn about the objectives, benefits and features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state-of-the-art technologies that are used with a CMMS. Participants will learn how to develop system specifications for their application as well as how to justify, evaluate, implement, audit and optimize a CMMS. As an integral part of the course, real world exercises are included to help understand the material covered and to better apply course content at a future time.

Whether you operate in a small facility or a large, multi-location plant, a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) will help you run your maintenance program more efficiently and cost effectively.

This CMMS course will help you to understand the objectives, features and benefits of a CMMS and how this technology can help you to improve maintenance productivity, equipment quality and provide better service to other departments all while reducing your maintenance operations cost.

Whether you are considering implementing a CMMS or whether you already have a system that is not working optimally, this is a practical and hands-on course designed for you and your key people in the team to ensure you are on the right track to gain real benefits from a CMMS.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of maintenance management
  • Turn maintenance into a profit center
  • Identify key modules of CMMS
  • Identify optional features of CMMS
  • Understand how advanced technologies apply to CMMS
  • Understand the objectives, features, and benefits of CMMS
  • Justify a CMMS
  • Develop CMMS system specifications
  • Evaluate and select a CMMS
  • Implement a CMMS
  • Audit and optimize the use of your CMMS

Course Outline

Day 1

Turn Maintenance into a Profit Center

  • Maintenance Image
  • Impact of downsizing on maintenance
  • Cost Center approach
  • Profit Center approach
  • Turning maintenance into a Profit Center: Step-by step process
  • Bridging the gap between executive and maintenance management

CMMS Overview

  • Basic Modules
  • Equipment Data
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Work Order System
  • Spare Parts Inventory Control
  • Requisition / Purchasing
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • Budgeting

Day 2

Additional Features

  • Report Generator
  • Screen changes
  • Security

Advanced Topics

  • Mobile technology
  • Bar Code, Pocket PCs
  • RFID
  • Web based CMMS
  • Imaging
  • Interfacing

Day 3

How to Justify a CMMS

  • Problems with a manual or existing maintenance system or Identify key problems with a maintenance department
  • Identify problems such as lack of manpower, planning and machine history, spare parts NOT available when needed
  • Determine Objectives, Features and Benefits of a CMMS for your application
  • How to Justify a CMMS
  • Compute savings
  • Document cost estimates
  • Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Set up Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Specifying a CMMS

  • Convert your CMMS requirements into RFP (Request for Proposal)

Day 4

How to Evaluate/Select a CMMS

  • What features does a quality CMMS provide
  • What is the importance of the selection process
  • Why should you involve your employees
  • Learn how to evaluate a CMMS using a comprehensive list of criteria
  • Learn how to select the best CMMS for your organization that will work for many years (Using a unique mathematical model)

Day 5

How to Implement a CMMS

  • Do’s and don’ts of implementing a CMMS
  • How to ensure management commitment
  • How to determine scope of project
  • Deciding schemes for equipment number, locations etc.
  • How to gather/enter data
  • Develop a prototype
  • Final Implementation
  • Follow up/Monitor continuous improvement
  • Audit/Optimize your CMMS
  • Audit your current CMMS and learn how to optimize the use of your CMMS

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone who is concerned with implementing, optimizing or simply understanding a Computerized Maintenance Management System as a way to improve maintenance efficiencies. This course is a must for anyone who is involved in maintenance, planning, scheduling or operations at facilities or plants, including plant engineers, industrial and manufacturing engineers, operations managers, maintenance managers and supervisors, engineering technicians, maintenance planners and schedulers, purchasing managers, inventory related managers and anyone interested in maintenance management.


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