Maintenance Planning &
Scheduling Course

SAMPLE CONTENT

Discover 5 free sample videos which will give you an excellent idea of the content and quality of the course material contained in our fully online, on-demand course Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling.

The first video explains how waste slips into the day to day execution fo maintenance in most organisations and how we typically end up with wrench times of around 30%.

The other 3 videos are actual lessons from the course and talk about What Maintenance Planning & Scheduling really is, The Value of Planning & Scheduling can bring to an organisation, the Principles of Maintenance Planning and how Scheduling should be seen as a continuous process.

I trust you will enjoy the content and hope to see you inside the course.

VIDEO #1:
INCREASE YOUR MAINTENANCE WORKFORCE BY 35% WITHOUT HIRING ANYONE

In this video, I am going to show you how you can increase the productivity of your existing workforce by 35% by implementing maintenance planning and scheduling. Your maintenance team will go from being overworked and under-resourced to finally being in control and having time to make more practical improvements.

You get more work done. You are going to reduce the cost and you are going to have fewer equipment failures and you are going to experience the whole lot less stress.

VIDEO #2:
what is Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

In this lesson, we will delve into the detail what Planning and Scheduling really is. At the end of this lesson, I want to take away the following three key points;

First, I want you to know the basic elements of the makeup any planning & scheduling process. No matter what company you work for, in which industry, if it is affected by the maintenance planning process, these basic steps will be in it.

Secondly, I want to make sure you really understand the difference between Planning & Scheduling. There is an area that is often misunderstood but unless you truly understand the difference between Planning and Scheduling, you will never be able to get the benefits to its maximum return Planning & Scheduling will bring.

The last key point we will talk about in this lesson is that Planning and Scheduling is a continuous process, a process that repeats itself again and again. Something that we need to understand so that we can use it to our advantages as we progress through this course.

VIDEO #3:
The Value of 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.

And that is something very important, for when you are communicating with management in your organization to sell them the concept of planning and scheduling, being able to express the value of scheduling and planning in dollar terms will make it much easier to get management support.

The key points I want you to take away from this lesson are:

Firstly, with planning and scheduling, a typical maintenance organization can increase their workforce by about 35% without hiring any more people. You do this simply by being more efficient and getting more work done with your existing resources.

Secondly, the value that the planning and scheduling bring to an organization can be expressed in monetary gains, in real dollars, that is important as that is language management understands, therefore that is a language you need to be able to speak.

VIDEO #4:
Principles of Maintenance Planning

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 organization must make sure happens in order to achieve the effective planning process.

You fail to implement these principles, your planning process will not deliver the result you need, your planning process will fail.

The Planning principles that I will talk through this lesson are very much based on the Maintenance Planting & Schedule Handbook written by Richard ‚Doc‘ Palmer. That is probably the closest thing to Industry-standard of Planning and Scheduling. It is now updated to the 3rd Edition, I believe it is over about 900 pages, some points maybe are included in your course package.  For any of you who don't have a copy, I strongly recommend ordering a copy.

It is a great reference book.

It is not a quickly with those 900 pages and to be clear what I teach in this lesson about the Planning Principles, it is alighted to the Richard Palmer principles but there are differences, I have made some changes to the content, those changes are based on my experience last 20+ years.

principles of maintenance planning

VIDEO #5:
Scheduling as a Continuous Process

In this lesson, we’ll discuss why scheduling is a continuous process and I will compare scheduling to 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.

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