Maintenance Management Level 1

Introduction to Maintenance Management (2-days)

Some of what you will learn:

  • Ways to cut the cost of your repairs by teaching planning techniques to your trades people
  • How to insure uptime with Reliability Centered Maintenance and how to use work sheets
  • How to use 3 TLC techniques to slash breakdown
  • Specific techniques for Maintenance in the 21st Century
  • 16 reasons to outsource. Choosing and using contractors (as a competitive advantage)
  • In-sourcing and TPM: what is it, how and when to do it, and who to do it with
  • How to use the CMMS to help manage operator centered maintenance activity
  • Maintenance budgeting and effective financial modeling
  • When outside contracts are indicated and how to select them
  • How to compute the optimum intervals for component replacements and other preventive/predictive maintenance efforts

This introductory course is based on the popular text The Handbook of Maintenance Management.
Program includes a 25 page spiral bound work book

Course Agenda Day 1

  1. Strategic Assessment of Maintenance Operations
    • How to examine your current state of maintenance operations?
    • How to find dominant maintenance operations patterns?
    • What are the tools for evaluating the importance and consequence of maintenance patterns?
    • How do assets deteriorate?
  2. Improving Maintenance Reliability -the keystone to maintenance excellence
    • How to improve maintenance reliability through Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) techniques?
    • What is the step-by-step approach to RCM?
  3. PM (Preventive Maintenance)
    • What is preventive maintenance – really?
    • How to install and run a preventive maintenance system that meets your requirements and improves overall reliability?
    • How to configure PM to be the most effective in high uptime and lowest cost?
    • How to use TLC (Tighten, Lubricate, Clean) to minimize breakdowns (75% of breakdowns are from defects in these areas)?
  4. Predictive Maintenance, Conditioned-Based Maintenance Techniques
    • What are the four major predictive maintenance techniques?
    • How does predictive maintenance and technology "foresee” future maintenance requirements?
    • How to use predictive maintenance to minimize usage of resources?
    • What are the practical predictive maintenance tools and how to use them?
    • How to use statistics to improve maintenance operations?


Course Agenda Day 2

  1. Maintenance In-sourcing
    • How, why, when and where to build internal partnerships with other departments?
    • How to apply the state-of-the-art "Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)” strategies and techniques?
  2. Working with Vendors
    • How to apply common sense strategies for working together with vendors (contracting, stock room, vendor partnership and buying maintenance parts)?
    • What are the strategies for building "win-win” long-term relationships?
    • How to analyze and evaluate suppliers across several categories?
  3. Maintenance Economic analysis and Quality Improvement
    • How to evaluate your quality improvements?
    • How to align maintenance quality improvement with overall organizational quality goals and objectives?
    • How to analyze maintenance alternatives
  4. Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
    • How to leverage on technology to make maintenance more responsive and effective?
    • How to make the CMMS work for you instead of you working for it!
    • How to implement a competent, performance improving computer maintenance management system?
  5. Maintenance Planning Coordination and Scheduling
    • Why is planning for maintenance operations so important?
    • How to add 50% to the size of your crew without hiring anyone.
    • How to incorporate proper planning into your maintenance function?
    • What are the step-by-step guidelines for integrating maintenance planning and scheduling with building’s usage, fleet schedules and production schedules?
  6. Bench marking
    • What are benchmarks?
    • What are the specific formulas, performance measures and techniques?
    • How do you stack up?
  7. Putting it All to Work
    • What are the specific steps you need to take to make this seminar work for you?
    • How to apply your new skills to specific situations?
    • What are the resources you should gather and maintain to ensure effective maintenance operations?