COMING SOON: A fully online, on-demand course that teaches you how to
build and improve your Preventive Maintenance Program
so you can increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs.
Most preventive maintenance programs around the world are pretty poor.
You see most of the PM programs were never developed properly, to begin with.
As John Moubray, the father of RCM II, pointed out in his book “Reliability Centered Maintenance”, typically between 40% – 60% of the PM tasks in a PM program add little value.
Some of the most common problems are:
(1) Tasks are duplicated.
(2) Tasks are done too frequently or not frequent enough.
(3) Tasks are not effective at addressing the failure mode.
(4) Too many fixed time, intrusive overhaul tasks that would be more effective, less costly and less disruptive to production if they were condition-based.
(5) Lack of using existing failure data and experience to set good task frequencies.
The result is that we waste money and time on doing things that do not add value.
But far worse is the many preventable high-impact failures that occur.
This ultimately keeps so many plants in that dreadful reactive maintenance cycle.
In short, poor PM programs waste time and money, do not effectively address failures and drive our organisations into a reactive, fire-fighting culture.
Experience and research show that by creating an effective preventive maintenance program you can increase reliability whilst at the same time you reduce workload and costs.
And no, you do not need to buy expensive software or hire consultants to do all this work for you.
You can do it yourself, with your own resources.
And you can do it with the tools you have.
What you do need is a good grounding in the Principles of a Modern Preventive Maintenance Program and a solid, easy to follow process to analyse and improve your Preventive Maintenance Program.
But this is clearly missing in the market at the moment…
So, after the success of the first Road to Reliability online course focussed on maintenance planning & scheduling I am excited to announce our next online course:
Developing & Improving Preventive Maintenance Programs
In this online, on-demand course you will learn:
This will be a short module to introduce you to the course content, the online learning environment and get you to virtually ‘meet and greet’ the other Founding Students.
The objective of this module is to ensure students really understand the b basic principles on which to build an effective and efficient Preventive Maintenance Program.
The likely lesson structure is:
Lesson 2.1 – Why we do Preventive Maintenance
Lesson 2.2 – The history of Preventive Maintenance
Lesson 2.3 – The Principles of an Effective Maintenance Program
Lesson 2.4 – The Types of Maintenance
Lesson 2.5 – Failure Modes
Lesson 2.6 – Failures Mode Characteristics
Lesson 2.7 – Operating Context
Lesson 2.8 – Maintenance is Repetitive
In this module, we’ll discuss the different types of maintenance, their characteristics, when to use them and when not.
The likely lesson structure is:
Lesson 3.1 – Time Based Maintenance
Lesson 3.2 – Failure Finding Maintenance
Lesson 3.3 – Risk Based Maintenance
Lesson 3.4 – Condition Based Maintenance
Lesson 3.5 – Predictive Maintenance
Lesson 3.6 – The Run-to-Failure Concept
The objective of this Module is to provide you with a range of tools to analyse your current Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program. Using these tools and techniques you can then decide where your opportunities for improvement are.
Likely Lesson Structure:
Lesson 4.1 – Value Drivers in Maintenance
Lesson 4.2 – Identify Bad Actors
Lesson 4.3 – Common Flaws in Preventive Maintenance Programs
Lesson 4.4 – FMEA and FMECA
Lesson 4.5 – Failure Modes and Codes
This module will provide you with an introduction to RCM by looking at the following topics:
Lesson 5.1 – What is RCM
Lesson 5.2 – When to do RCM
Lesson 5.3 – How to do RCM
Lesson 5.5 – RCM vs PMO
This module will address the importance of documentation your maintenance task through sufficiently detailed, and sufficiently controlled Work Instructions. With effective work instructions, you will reduce variability in task execution and improve the effectiveness of your PM Program.
Likely lesson structure:
Lesson 6.1 – Why You Need Work Instructions
Lesson 6.2 – Work Instructions That Work
Lesson 6.3 – Level of Detail
Lesson 6.4 – Acceptable Limits
Lesson 6.5 – Standardised Language
Lesson 6.6 – Managing Work Instructions
In this module, we’ll discuss how you build your PM program in your CMMS including good practices to support your reliability improvement, but also to support the right work management practices.
Likely Lesson Structure:
Lesson 7.1 – Basic Principles
Lesson 7.2 – Grouping of Work
Lesson 7.3 – Resource Smoothing
Lesson 7.4 – History Capture
This module will discuss the importance of making your PM Program a Living Program with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
This bonus module will provide insight into important reliability practices like lubrication management, precision alignment, flange management and more.
These topics are likely to be presented by technical experts in their field.
Likely Lesson Structure
Lesson 9.1 – The Fundamentals of a Good Lubrication Program
Lesson 9.2 – Precision Alignment
Lesson 9.3 – Flange Management
Creating a high-quality online, on-demand course takes a lot of effort and time. In fact, my first course took me well over a year to complete. Frankly speaking, I’m too excited for this to take a year. I want to get this new course to you ASAP.
So… I’m taking a new approach.
Instead of doing everything myself, I am looking to hire help for those time-consuming tasks that others can do faster. And probably better. Things like graphic design, editing, transcribing, video processing etc.
This way I should be able to get the course out in 4 or 5 months!
But… getting all this extra help does not come cheap.
To help fund the development of the course I’ve decided to create a unique opportunity that I will only open up to those on my email list.
People like you.
I will be inviting 20 ‘Founding Students’ to join me in the journey of creating this course.
These 20 Founding Students get:
This premium online, on-demand course will go on sale to the wider public early next year for USD 1995. And it will be worth every penny.
With a 50% discount, Founding Students only pay USD 995 for lifetime access to all the course content and the 12 private coaching sessions.
Just the 12 private coaching sessions only are worth that price!
This is a limited time opportunity as registration to become a Founding Student closes in just a few days.
There are only
20 5 4 spots left for Founding Students.
Initially, this was by invitation only, but because circumstances have changed for some many people I am offering the last
5 4 spots to anyone on my email list.
So you just have to sign up. Simple!
Yes, this is different. This is a more agile way to develop an online course. And one I believe will actually yield a better quality end result too.
So here’s how it will work: Founding Students register in July and if successful receive an invitation in August and then make payment.
Course development will commence in September and is expected to run until December this year.
Each month starting October Founding Students will have a 30-min private coaching call with myself to discuss the development & improvement of the PM Program in their organisation.
The October calls will heavily focus on what Founding Students struggle with and what they want to learn as part of the course and I will use this information to finetune the course outline.
After that coaching calls will focus more on helping individual Founding Students succeed with their individual objectives around either developing or improving a PM Program.
Coaching calls will typically be scheduled in the 2nd and 3rd week of each month and then have a Zoom Conference with all Founding Students on the 4th week of the month.
The Zoom Conferences are aimed to provide progress updates on the course development, reflect on common themes that have come up in the private coaching calls and general Q&A.
September: Final chance to enrol!
October: Finalise course curriculum
November: Start creating course content
December: Complete course content and record video lessons
January: Complete recording and finalise upload into the online Learning Management System
Some course videos may become available earlier than December, where that is the case you will get an update via the monthly Zoom Conferences or via regular email updates.
I know from experience that a schedule like this can change – sometimes quite a lot – and being flexible is key to creating a high-quality course.
So what I have outlined above may well change. Some things will go faster than expected and others can take a lot longer. My focus is on quality – much less on schedule.
If you are flexible, motivated and keen to get involved in this unique opportunity you know what to do:
Hi, I am Erik Hupjé, founder of the Road to Reliability™ and I will be your course director.
I have over 20 years’ experience in asset management, and specifically managing maintenance & reliability. And during those years I’ve worked in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, the Sultanate of Oman and Australia. My passion is for continuous improvement and keeping things simple.
Through the Road to Reliability™ I help Maintenance & Reliability professionals around the globe – people like yourself – improve their plant’s reliability and their organisation’s bottom line.
I am a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Practitioner (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).
Great question 🙂
First of all, you don’t have to join the Founding Student program and you can simply wait till the course is complete and launched to the wider public.
But as a Founding Student you get early access, the unique opportunity to influence the course content and you get 12 months of private coaching with myself and you get a HUGE 50% discount on the launch price of the course. The coaching calls alone are worth the discounted course price you’ll pay as a Founding Student.
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.
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.
The Certificate of Completion will look very similar to the sample certificate from the online course ‘Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling’ shown below:
For Founding Students, I offer a 30-day no questions asked, full refund policy.
The 30 days commence on the day the course goes ‘live’, which means the majority of the course content has been uploaded in the online Learning Management System and made available to students.
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 focus is to get the course developed in English first.
Translations may become available in 2021.