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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Strategic Maintenance Planning

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This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills in the process of Maintenance Strategy Development, Planning and Scheduling and Shutdown Planning.

## Course Objectives

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

  • Achieve maximum maintenance effectiveness through proper planning and scheduling activities
  • Become proactive rather than reactive in carrying out maintenance activities
  • Increase equipment availability and reliability
  • Improve plant safety and profitability
  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Course Overview
  • Icebreaker
  • Course objectives

Work Management Systems

  • Concepts
  • Continuous Improvement Cycle
  • Work Management System components
  • Definition of terms

Day 2

Maintenance Strategy Analysis

  • Description
  • Business Operations analysis
  • Workshop – operations analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Failure Mode Analysis
  • Maintenance Strategy Analysis and action selection
  • Spares Analysis
  • Workshop – Failure Analysis
  • Work consolidation

The Planning Function

  • Description
  • The leverage of Maintenance Planning
  • Planning a maintenance task

Day 3

The Scheduling Function

  • Description
  • Priority
  • Schedule of work
  • Backlog
  • Forward load

Gantt Charts


Day 4

Resource Levelling

  • Description
  • Histograms
  • Workshop

Shutdown Planning

  • Description
  • Pre-Shutdown
  • The Shutdown
  • Post-Shutdown
  • Prolonging equipment operation

Day 5

Critical Path Analysis

  • Network Diagrams (RPS)
  • Workshop – Network Diagram critical path
  • Workshop

Key Performance Indicators

  • Description
  • KPI application
  • KPI reporting
  • Workshop

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 intended for managers, maintenance planners, supervisors, team leaders and production personnel who develop and implement the maintenance plan and/or manage the work control process.


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