Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar

Registration: US$ 975 per person
Group Discount Available
Scroll Down for Outline and Registration

This widely acclaimed seminar provides instruction and workshops intended to develop and improve a maintenance effort. Over the next few months this seminar will be held in the locations shown below. New Standard’s practical approach and exciting presentation has made this session popular with Maintenance Planner/Schedulers, Supervisors, and Maintenance Managers. Also available as an On-Site session! Please contact us or call at 203-783-1582 for details.

Upcoming Open-Enrollment dates to be announced. To get on a waiting list send a note via our Contact Us form.

SKU: N/A. Category: .

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

Prepayment by Credit Card or Check is required to reserve space at any seminar. Payment must be in US funds/drawn from a US bank. For wire transfer please contact the office of New Standard Institute for details. A $50 service fee is applied for wire transfer payments.

Credit Cards

Credit Card payments require card number, expiration date, and name of cardholder. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.


Checks must be sent to:

New Standard Institute, Inc.

84 Broad Street

Milford, CT 06460-3383 USA

Purchase Orders

For Purchase Order registration, hard copy of the PO must be sent by fax, mail, or email, including your company’s billing address and accounts payable department phone number. Purchase Orders will only be accepted from companies in the New Standard Institute “current client” database. Payment on a PO is due prior to start date of seminar. Registrations are not complete without full payment of PO.


Clients must notify New Standard Institute in writing two weeks prior to any seminar if they cannot attend the session they have reserved. Clients may choose to receive a partial refund or credit towards another seminar two weeks prior to the seminar. For any cancellation, there will be a $200 charge for nonrefundable amenities reserved in the name of the registrant.

Refunds will be issued in the form of a check made out to the registrant’s company name. Credit for another seminar session can be given for the amount paid, valid for up to 6 months.

“No-shows” and cancellations less than two weeks prior to a seminar will forfeit all registration fees.


A 10% rebate may be applied when three or more people from a facility attend the same session. Application for rebate will be accepted after the seminar is completed.

Travel and Hotel Information

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. New Standard Institute holds a block of reduced rate sleeping rooms for attendees at some seminar locations, available on a limited basis. Certain restrictions may apply. New Standard is not responsible for airline tickets or hotel costs and penalties.

Seminar Hours

Seminar hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email within one business day of receipt of payment. If the seminar is full, you may transfer to an alternate session. New Standard Institute reserves the option of canceling, postponing, rescheduling or relocating any session. In such an event, space will be provided for confirmed attendees at an alternative seminar location.