The PS100 Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling training course provides you not only with the knowledge and understanding of how planning & scheduling should work in an industrial environment, but also how to implement it.
Throughout this fully online course, we help you to understand how planning & scheduling will add value to your business. And we teach you how to implement planning & scheduling using a proven framework that combines both project management and change management principles. Implementing Maintenance
Planning & Scheduling will improve your maintenance productivity and is often the first step you need to take on the Road to Reliability™.
To succeed with that higher objective this course teaches you:
You will learn how to build a business case for implementing or improving planning & scheduling in your business and how to sell this to your leadership. This includes how to estimate the value planning & scheduling can bring to your organisation, which we’ll do using the Wrench Time Calculator.
You will learn the key elements in the maintenance planning & scheduling business process and how they interact with each other. This includes developing a planning & scheduling business process flow specific for your organization.
You will learn the key roles in the maintenance planning process particularly the roles of the maintenance planner, the scheduler and the maintenance supervisor. You will understand how each role contributes differently to an effective and efficient maintenance process.
You will learn how to plan maintenance work and understand the reason for the maintenance planning principles. You will be able to clearly explain the difference between planning & scheduling to others and can understand how to plan maintenance work using approaches like the 5M Maintenance Planning Model.
You will learn how to create and manage a Frozen Weekly Schedule using the Scheduling Principles and learning to see scheduling as a continuous process, very similar to a conveyor belt. We will also talk about capacity planning to match your workload with your available resources..
You will learn how to effectively manage your maintenance backlog including what categories of backlog you should use, how much backlog you should have and how to monitor your backlog. We’ll introduce concepts like Ready Backlog and Execute Backlog.
And in Module 10 you will learn how to implement Maintenance Planning & Scheduling in your organisation successfully using our proven implementation framework. You will learn how to apply the required project management and change management principles to ensure lasting results.
And much more… from setting quality standards for new work request, to the most important planning & scheduling KPIs and how to calculate them, to how to deal with emergent work during the execution phase and how to get on top of the large amount of emergency work that most reactive maintenance organisation struggle with.
To achieve these objectives the course has been broken down into 10 modules, each module consisting of individual lessons. In total there are 48 lessons and approximately 15 hours of pre-recorded videos.
We offer volume discounts when you enrol your team. 10% discount for 3 or more students. 20% discount for 10 or more students.
The PS200 Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of how planning & scheduling should work in an industrial environment and how it adds value.
This course is the same as the PS100 course, but excludes the module on implementation and therefore does not grant access to the implementation framework, tools and templates.
The Maintenance Planning & Scheduling for Managers Course (PS300) is a condensed version of the PS100 course.
This course consists of 16 video lessons that tackle all the key concepts around maintenance planning & scheduling that a manager needs to understand so he/she can effectively lead an implementation and/or drive continuous improvement.
The Maintenance Planning & Scheduling for the Frontline Course (PS400) is a condensed version of the PS200 course.
This course consists of 15 video lessons that tackle everything a frontline operator or maintenance technician needs to know and understand about maintenance planning & scheduling to effectively support the process and execute their role in it.
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In this lesson, we will delve into the detail what Planning and Scheduling really is. We look at the basic elements that go into any planning & scheduling process, no matter what industry you’re in. And we discuss in more detail the difference between planning & scheduling.
In this lesson, I talk about the value of planning and scheduling. I’m going to do that by walking through a detailed example in which I’m going to show you how you can increase your workforce by 35% without hiring anyone. Instead, you’re going to get 35% higher output from your existing workforce. And I’ll show you how to put a dollar value on that productivity increase.
Although this is the fairy long lesson, there is a single objective. It is for you to know and understand the 6 Principles of Maintenance Planning. These principles outline what your organisation must put in place in order to achieve the effective planning process.
In this lesson, we’ll discuss why scheduling is a continuous process and look at scheduling as a process of a conveyor belt with buckets of work that the scheduler needs to fill. Looking at scheduling like this will help to understand how the continuous development of a frozen weekly schedule works, and how it combines with developing a draft schedule for future weeks.
A breath of fresh air“… his newly created Maintenance and Scheduling course was a breath of fresh air…The content he provides is very comprehensive and easy to understand. One of the most useful chapters is how to implement the program, a topic often missing in many courses and trainings…I highly recommend it to any person or company endeavouring to advance their company’s maintenance efficiency and productivity.”
Worth every penny“An excellent course worth every single penny. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all practitioners, beginners and mature maintenance or operations managers alike, as everyone can benefit from it”
The course is provided by R2 Reliability Pty Ltd which was an Approved Education Provider accredited by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. Unfortunately, the SMRP discontinued their Approved Education provider program in 2020. The course continues to offer the same high-quality content when it was accredited by the SMRP, however, we can no longer promote the course as such. We are looking for other international accreditation options. The course can still be used for credit hours towards ongoing professional development and maintaining your CMRP status.
Yes, you will have homework to do. This is an intensive course with assignments that you need to complete in your workplace and submit online. Your assignments will be reviewed and you will receive personal feedback either from myself and/or by a specialised maintenance planning & scheduling coach.
Yes, in addition to the assignments and quizzes that are included in the various modules there is a final, online multiple–choice exam that you need to complete and pass to receive your Certificate of Completion.
Immediately if you want, as soon as you purchase the course you will have access to the course content and will be able to start learning everythgin you need to know about Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
You certainly do. When you have successfully completed all Course Modules, all homework assignments, all quizzes and you have passed the final (online) exam you will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion.
Absolutely, not a problem. Simply drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full details and the number of people you want to enrol and I can get a quotation off to you.
I offer a 30-day no questions asked, full refund policy, on the condition that you have not completed the course. However, once the 30 days have passed no refunds will be given.
No! Not at all, the course will be delivered through a web-based Learning Management System, but all you need is a modern web browser like Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari.
You do need a reasonably reliable internet connection, but as the course material is all pre-recorded you can choose when and where you view or listen to the course content. And on what device as you can access the course on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Not yet, at the moment the course is only available in English.
However, there have requests for other language versions like French, Spanish, Arabic and Italian so other language versions are planned for late 2020.
If you sign-up for the English language version and get the Professional or Corporate Edition you will have lifetime access to the course, and that will include other language versions when they become available.
Yes, we have a standard table for volume discounts which are applied when companies purchase the course for multiple students.
The best option is to review the Corporate offer and that will give you the opportunity to schedule a call with me and we can talk through all the options.
P.S. Getting your Planning & Scheduling in order is really one of the most important steps you can make on the Road to Reliability™. With planning & scheduling you create more stability in your work, increase efficiency and finally make some time for proactive maintenance activities.
With this online Maintenance Planning & Scheduling course there is no reason to wait any longer. You can learn straight from the comfort of your chair and with no need to travel it’s more affordable than ever before.