Maintenance can be an expensive function, but badly planned and
poorly performed maintenance can incur significantly greater costs to an
organization. Recent years have seen an increasing pressure to “reduce
the cost of maintenance”, but this pressure frequently generates a push
toward fixed cost reductions without sufficient consideration of the
consequences on plant performance, production costs, asset life and even
HSE. Some initiatives achieve short-term fixed cost reductions, but
cause longer-term issues, such as poor reliability, that have a far
greater adverse impact on bottom-line profits. In addition, the
majority of fixed cost reduction programs fail to achieve sustainable
benefits, yet another sign that achieving cost effective maintenance is
far more difficult than anticipated.
This course is based on established best practice from best-in-class companies and leading consultants. We have developed best practice models and frameworks to bring structure and guidance to this challenge. The complex maintenance functions will be broken down into smaller components so that these can be analyzed, explained and understood more easily.
maintenance cost and value model used for this course has been applied
by leading companies and consultants with its achievements recognized as
best practice. This course will help participants understand the total
impact maintenance can have on an organization, identify the key
elements and value of cost effective maintenance for their own plants
and build improvement programs to both reduce costs and improve
performance. The critical elements of maintenance will be covered on
the course, from day-to-day activities to shutdowns and reliability
improvement. Together, we will break down traditional functional
boundaries and enable a holistic approach to maintenance.
This is an interactive course. There will be open discussions,
regular team exercises, videos, case studies and presentations on best
practice and models. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss
maintenance approaches from their own organizations and to develop
maintenance plans with the facilitator and other participants on the
Maintenance managers and supervisors, planners, schedulers,
reliability engineers, project managers, project engineers, operations
managers, shift managers, operations supervisors and/or individuals who
are in training for these positions. This course is also designed for
contractors who want to contribute to maintenance and shutdown
performance of clients.
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.