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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

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About the course

In an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, the maintenance department is routinely asked to keep equipment running longer, with fewer failures and at lower costs. The planning and control functions are critical components to make any maintenance program run with the new expectations.

This course provides the fundamentals of planning, scheduling and control required for any successful maintenance program. Effective Maintenance and Planning will provide students with real world applications, the principles behind the programs and specific techniques to implement your own plan.

In addition to defining the roles and responsibilities of the scheduler and planner, attendees will learn how to sell management teams on the importance of these roles and how to gain the cooperation and understanding of purchasing, operations and engineering.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the role and duties of a planner
  • Understand the role and duties of a scheduler
  • Measure the work performance of your team
  • Identify different maintenance management approaches
  • Learn how to sell scheduling and planning to management
  • Understand the support system required for a successful program
  • Learn to work with purchasing, operations and engineering
  • How to develop priority systems
  • How to deal with emergencies in maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Reporting and benchmarking for maintenance efficiency
  • How to control backl

Course Outline

Day 1

  • The Maintenance Process Overview
  • Evolution of maintenance strategies: corrective, preventive, predictive, proactive
  • Criticality assessment and maintenance type choice
  • Building a maintenance program
  • Maintenance Work Process Flow
  • Work Request Approval
  • Work Order system
  • Contractor or outside service Requirements

Day 2

  • The Scheduling Process Overview
  • Pre-Meeting Organization
  • Detailed job plans for high priority work orders
  • Shutdown requirements
  • Backlog and resources optimization
  • Priory systems
  • Planning and scheduling Reports

Day 3

  • Scheduling for Major shutdown and turnarounds
  • Shutdown work identification
  • Work packages preparation
  • Resources allocation and resource histogram
  • Critical Path method
  • Crashing schedules
  • Turnaround team organization chart
  • Maintenance Metrics
  • Turnaround closing report

Day 4

  • Reliability centered maintenance: goals, principles and Process
  • Maintenance statistics MTTR, MTBF, availability, maintainability
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques & Methods
  • Brief introduction to probability and set calculations
  • Reliability definition and modeling
  • System reliability and component reliability
  • Reliability block diagrams
  • Reliability logic tree
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Day 5

  • Inventory control in maintenance
  • Economic order quantity method
  • Quality and safety in maintenance
  • Manpower: internal vs. contractor
  • Maintenance team organization
  • Motivation and team management skills

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
  • Presentationog

Who should attend

This course is a must for anyone who is involved with maintenance at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities including maintenance personnel and supervisors, maintenance managers, purchasing agent, operations managers, plant managers, manufacturing managers, production managers.

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