Outline – Maintenance Planning & Scheduling – a Three Day Seminar

This widely acclaimed seminar provides instruction and workshops intended to develop and improve a maintenance effort. New Standard's practical approach and exciting presentation has made this session popular with Maintenance Planner/Schedulers, Supervisors, and Maintenance Managers.

Defining the Maintenance Level

  • Maintenance by Plan vs. Maintenance by Default
  • Equipment Reliability and Availability Models
  • Building a Maintenance Management Plan
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • Planning and Estimating

Planning and Estimating

  • Traditional Estimating Methods
  • Problems with "Engineered" Methods
  • Employing the Structure of Construction Estimating Methods
  • The Planning "Thought Process" - A Common Sense Approach
  • Planning Exercises
  • Planning Economics
  • Using Performance Based Estimates
  • Improving the Accuracy of Estimates
  • Building Generic Plans
  • Solving Material Problems
  • Dealing With Delays

Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

  • Debunking the "Classic Curve"
  • Mandatory and Discretionary PM
  • Prioritizing Candidates for PM
  • Understanding Why PM Fails
  • Building Credible PM Procedures
  • Optimizing PM Frequencies
  • PM Form Development
  • Sources of Generic PM Procedures
  • Audits for Procedures and Programs
  • Converting Preventive to Predictive Maintenance (PDM)
  • The Spectrum and Future of PDM
  • Engineering Limits that Make Sense

The Scheduling Process

  • Prioritizing Maintenance Work - Understanding the Process
  • Dealing with Emergencies
  • Maintenance Calendars
  • The "Scheduling Game"
  • Scheduling with a Plotted Backlog
  • The Allocation Scheduling Method
  • Priority Numbering Systems
  • Weekly and Daily Schedules
  • Limitations of a CMMS Scheduling Package
  • Controlling the Backlog

Critical Path Methods for Maintenance

  • Definitions and Conventions
  • Diagramming Methods
  • Identifying the Precedent Logic
  • Determining the Critical Path
  • The Importance of Float (Slack)
  • A Project Example
  • Load Leveling for Overallocated Resources
  • Balancing Downtime and Shutdown Costs
  • Using Project Software - A Review of Popular Programs
  • Turnarounds, Shutdowns and Outages

Indices, Reports and Graphics

  • What an Index Doesn't Show
  • Streamlining Data Collection
  • Performance Indices that Count
  • Maintenance Management Reports
    - The "Balance Sheet"
    - Overview and Analyses
    - Performance Indices and Graphics
  • Graphical Presentation Tips