Fail to plan; plan to fail.

Fail to plan; plan to fail – An old adage but as true in today’s competitive market where companies are under increasing pressure to produce higher quality goods and services at lower costs, as it has ever been.

A key component of the overall cost of manufacturing is maintenance and the key role of maintenance is to deliver availability and reliability of the plant. Production is planned and scheduled and to optimise costs and non-productive time, maintenance too must be planned, scheduled and (key) integrated with the production schedule. Cost effective maintenance delivery is the result of effective planning, scheduling and associated work controls.

Course Objectives 

To understand/appreciate: 

  • The difference between Planning & Scheduling
  • Planning, scheduling and work controls within the maintenance management structure
  • Planned maintenance as an integral activity in asset care
  • Understanding failure and what planned maintenance can and cannot do
  • The role of Maintenance Planning
  • Planned Maintenance routines; formats, usage and information management
  • Getting planned work scheduled – liaison with Production
  • How to draft a maintenance schedule
  • How to measure planning success

Course Content 

Day 1             

  • Introduction – What is planning and scheduling?
  • Typical Maintenance structures and organisations and the parts planning, scheduling and work controls play.
  • Work Controls – data capture, Asset registers, Functional locations, additional equipment information needed by planners
  • Practical workflows and their control
  • Life cycle plans and Logistic Support
  • Understanding failure and what planned maintenance can and cannot do
  • The sources of planned work
  • Planned Maintenance routines; compilation, formats, usage and information management

Day 2

  • Estimating workload
  • Defining Customer requirements, Scheduling planned work, Meeting Customer needs
  • Scheduling – getting the Planned Work Done, Maintenance Management Systems, Long and short term forecasts, Opportunity maintenance
  • Planning and scheduling exercise
  • Continuous Improvement in Planning and scheduling, performance metrics.

Participant Profile 

The course is designed to meet the needs of maintenance professionals, personnel from functions that rely on effective maintenance planning, scheduling and work control, these include:

  • Maintenance Planners and deputies
  • Maintenance Manager/supervisors
  • Key leaders from each Maintenance craft
  • Key Operations Supervisors
  • CMMS Administrator or key users
  • Maintenance support assistants
  • Change agents and engineering business sponsors

Trainer Profile 

Colin Sanders, served an aeronautical apprenticeship as an aircraft mechanical engineering technician.  After serving his apprenticeship he progressed through trade (Licentiateship of City & Guilds) and supervisory management development (MISM, management and instructor training) to become a senior operational manager and planner.

In 1998, Colin became a professional engineering consultant and trainer specializing in maintenance and production improvement. With over 20 years commercial experience Colin has helped a range of clients in food and drink, FMCG, aerospace, automobile, oil and gas, utilities, general manufacturing and processing, engineering, pharmaceutical, and fabrication scenarios.

Course Cost: Available on request

Duration: 2 days

Dates: 14th & 15th May 2019

Location: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, D22

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