Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Control - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Control - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

Maximizing assets availability and reliability with the optimal cost are two conflicting objectives that each maintenance department needs to achieve. Maintenance planning and scheduling is the first step needed to assist you in achieving these objectives. Maintenance planning and scheduling is not only about using project management software to schedule tasks. Beside planning and scheduling activities the planner needs to ensure that all logistics are provided for. The planner will also need to be engaged in the financial evaluation of maintenance initiatives. Once the planning is done right, the next step will be to ensure that all the work orders are executed as per the plan and in compliance with all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines as well as company policies and procedures. In this course various techniques will be discussed that will assist you in due course to plan, schedule and control all your maintenance work orders for maximum effectiveness.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the challenges and objectives facing maintenance organizations today
  • Demonstrate the importance of work order systems and use techniques for time estimations and priority assignments 
  • Prepare a preventive maintenance program
  • Apply project management techniques to effectively manage major maintenance activities and shutdowns
  • Use business level financial models to focus maintenance on increasing profit
  • Understand how to position maintenance to drive company performance and adopt effective continuous improvement
  • Make critical workplace adjustments to stay ahead of COVID-19 risks

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.

Target Competencies

  • Maintenance theory and practice
  • Maintenance work processes
  • Project management
  • Financial evaluation
  • Planning and logistics theory and practice
  • Performance management
  • Adaptability
  • Introduction
    • Aims and objectives
    • Personal needs
    • Benefits of planning and scheduling
    • Where best practice comes from
    • Introduction of the models of excellence
  • Getting ahead of the curve on COVID-19 risks
    • The impact we have seen
      • Safety 
      • Efficiency
      • Collaboration
    • The need to innovate and digitalise radically, but effectively
    • What to expect in a post COVID-19 world
  • Objectives of maintenance
    • Definition of maintenance and asset management
    • Challenges and objectives of maintenance
    • The modern maintenance strategy
    • Maintenance windows (setting when things can be done)
  • The work order system
    • Purpose of the Work Order (WO) system
    • Where people go wrong
    • Information collected on a WO
    • Job estimating methods
    • Prioritizing maintenance work orders
  • Maintenance types (breakdown, preventive, predictive and proactive)
    • Definitions of each maintenance type
    • Relative strengths and weaknesses of each type
    • The importance of implementing a Planned Maintenance (PM) program
    • Establishing schedules
    • Understanding and avoiding the risks associated with a PM program
  • Planning and scheduling of major maintenance WOS and shutdowns
    • The unique challenge of maintenance shutdowns
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Controlling scope
    • Resource scheduling and leveling
  • Planning and controlling maintenance materials
    • Considerations in inventory decisions
    • Improving maintenance stores
    • How much to order: Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
    • When to order (setting min and max levels)
  • Controlling maintenance work
    • Developing SMART objectives
    • Using Maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Developing KPIs to drive the workflow
    • Generic maintenance indicators
  • The role of planning and scheduling in Performance Improvement
    • Maintenance as a business process
    • How scheduled maintenance can lock in waste and cost
    • Drawing learning from recurring maintenance tasks
    • Reviewing planned maintenance
    • Improving productivity
    • Capturing learning from inspection work
  • Key digital and system changes for a post-COVID world
    • Risk assessment process
    • Digital solutions that we have witnessed working effectively
    • Simple non-digital solutions that make a difference

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Per participant

USD 2,750

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

Online Training

6 - 10 Jun, 2021


10:00 to 14:00 (UAE)

9:00 to 13:00 (KSA)

3 - 7 Oct, 2021


10:00 to 14:00 (UAE)

9:00 to 13:00 (KSA)