The critical objectives of the maintenance planning and scheduling section are to ensure assets availability and reliability at the lowest cost. The planning and scheduling activities in the maintenance department are the reference points for all work orders. Planned wrongly and the whole maintenance management processes will be negatively affected. Work orders created by maintenance planners and properly executed will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department.
The role of the maintenance planner is to develop the right work orders taking into consideration all the logistical requirements and constraints. Along with excellent planning and scheduling skills, this job requires interacting with many departments. The maintenance theories and principles as well as best practices that will be discussed during this course will equip the maintenance planner to achieve the critical objectives of the maintenance department.
The course uses a mix of interactive and hands-on techniques. Beside the brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, there will be many individual and group exercises based on actual maintenance work related scenarios. Given that the course is a certified one, there will also be a test at the end of the course.
Managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.
PLUS Specialty Training is recognized by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management
This course gives SMRP members 30 hours of professional development units.
SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) : The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures. As an SMRP Approved Provider, Meirc PLUS Specialty Training is recognized for best-in-class continuing education training courses in reliability and physical asset management.
Putting planning in context
Laurie Dummett is an award winning consultant and trainer with over 25 years experience in maintenance. He has worked across five continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small bottling plant. Laurie has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects and trained other consultants.
Laurie founded his own consultancy, in 2002 to focus on maintenance improvement and best of the best methodologies. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators.
Laurie remains close to the industry and continues to help operating companies, testing and refining his maintenance models in the process. His work in maintenance improvement has been recognized as best-in-class winning prestigious awards such as the UK Chemicals Industry Association national award for Excellence in Engineering.