Supplement your maintenance capability with new processes and perspectives.

If organisations are to move toward an asset management environment with a focus on maximising equipment life, then the planner must be seen more as a whole of life Asset Management Planner rather than the Maintenance Planner of old. This course is the starting point for that transition.

The role of Maintenance Planner has changed dramatically over the last 10 years with the introduction of complex CMMS and ERP systems that promise to make life easier. While the introduction of these new and improved systems has increased our ability to gather and disseminate information, most planners and maintenance managers are starting to understand that their lives have become anything but easier. The quality of the outputs from these systems is reliant on the quality of the inputs and these can only be assured if we have a robust management system to support maintenance, engineering and operations.

More and more the maintenance planner is seen as the champion of “the system,” but what has been done to improve their understanding of the intricacies of asset management in this new technological age?

The answer is often very little. To break the CMMS cycle of “rubbish in, rubbish out,” we must develop the personnel in this key role and turn them into asset management planning champions. To do this they must have an understanding of asset management fundamentals and where maintenance fits into the mix. They must be able to manipulate the CMMS and use other electronic media to improve the quality of the inputs which in turn will improve the quality of the outputs.

Key outcomes

By the end of this course, you will (at a minimum) be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of asset management and the role that planners and other maintenance personnel have in ensuring assets are managed to maximise their potential through all the phases of their life cycles
  • Apply a structured approach to planning activities so that they align with the asset and maintenance management framework of the organisation
  • Apply the principles of maintenance budgeting and cost management to influence decision makers into investing in maintenance rather than using it as a lever to cut costs
  • Identify the “next steps” in maintenance management for an organisation and how equipment reliability can be increased by applying some proven concepts and tools

Course outline

  • Asset and maintenance management
  • The role of maintenance
  • The role of work management
  • A typical work management framework
  • Exercise – Life Cycle Costing
  • Work identification
  • Work screening
  • Work prioritisation
  • Exercise – Prioritising and Screening Work
  • Planning
  • Work packs
  • Exercise – Work Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Standing Work Orders
  • Backlog management
  • Forwardlog management
  • Materials and resource procurement
  • Exercise – Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performing work
  • Exercise – Maintenance Role Play
  • Recording work history
  • Analysing work history
  • Continuous improvement
brisbane
30 Nov 2021 - 1 Dec 2021

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Excellence

  • Brisbane
  • From $1530.00 excl. GST
  • Online:
    Four 3-hour sessions over 2 days
  • Face to face:
    Two 8-hour sessions over 2 days
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Who should attend?

This course is intended for personnel with an existing understanding of maintenance planning and scheduling. Some roles that will find this course useful include:

  • New and prospective maintenance planners and schedulers
  • Experienced planners and schedulers looking to further develop their skills
  • Maintenance supervisors, engineers and others wishing to better understand the key principles of effective maintenance planning and scheduling

Assessment and accreditation

This course is not formally assessed, though participants undertake case studies and exercises to ensure their new knowledge transfers into practical skills and the confidence to apply them in the workplace. This course draws on our extensive experience in maintenance planning and scheduling. Our staff have experience in planning and planning process development with a wide variety of organisations in a range of industries, including mining, mineral processing, oil and gas, power, utilities, transport and defence. 

Customise this course to match your training needs.

We realise that your challenges may be unique, so we welcome enquiries regarding customising or expanding any of our courses to meet your specific training needs. An obligation-free discussion with one of our expert consultants is a great place to start.