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Planning and Scheduling – Basic (Richard Beer)

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Planning and Scheduling are essential to achieving low costs and high wrench time with your maintenance work management process. Without it, you will be rushing to repair breakdowns, scrambling to find parts and materials, missing needed information, and your workforce will be jumping from job to job, work will be rushed and chaotic, overtime, and likely contractor, costs will be high, you won’t be getting your PMs done. Your operations will be unable to sustain stable production levels, deliver products and services in a timely manner. If you are running that circus you’ll be stressed – production, operations, and general management will all be unhappy with you. Your own maintainer workforce will be happy with the extra pay but unhappy with the instability.

Good planning and scheduling reduce the chaos. A single planner can keep up to 20 of your maintenance workers as much as twice as productive as they in that chaotic state. It’s like finding extra workers without hiring! They will be happier if they can do their work well and without disruption. You will be able to forecast parts and materials requirements better, so chasing of parts will be reduced. Your need for rush shipping and premium pricing on parts will be reduced. You will find the time to get your PMs done. They will reduce the incidents of breakdowns. A stable working environment is safer and you will be able to deal with problems while they are small, before they grow out of hand.

This course teaches the basics of planning and scheduling and how to use it effectively. It is a must-have for anyone new to the planner and/or scheduler roles. Most planners/schedulers come from the trades and have no training for this. They can quickly learn the basics and become much more productive.

Our second course is an advanced course, in which we teach about topics that are often forgotten like managing changes, planning for the long term, and long-range materials forecasting. If your planners/schedulers are already experienced and achieving the benefits described above, then the advanced course will help them go even further.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the Maintenance Work Management process.
  • Learn to plan maintenance work.
  • Learn to schedule planned work (weekly and daily).
  • Learn about MRO Inventory for planned work.
  • Understand work execution and its importance to planning.
  • Learn to monitor the WM process.
  • Learn about closing the process, analysis and continual improvement.

Course Content

Planning and Scheduling Basic Course

  • Introduction
  • Identify and Prioritize Work
  • Plan Work
  • MRO Inventory
  • Scheduling work
  • Scheduling – daily and weekly
  • Scheduling – managing the backlog
  • Work Execution
  • Monitoring the work
  • Close Out and Analysis
  • Final Exam

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3 years ago
Very well explained. It can help to utilize maximum resources and also very systematic approach.