Road to Reliability

Increase your maintenance workforce by 35%

without hiring anyone

In this presentation, 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 will get more work done, you are going to reduce the cost of maintenance, you are going to have fewer equipment failures and you are going to experience the whole lot less stress.

I trust you enjoyed this video on maintenance planning & scheduling allows you to get more work done with fewer people, reduce costs and improve morale.

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And if you have any questions about maintenance planning & scheduling, or about the online course that haven't yet been answered in the video feel free to contact me directly.

Interested, but want to know more?

Find out more about me, Erik Hupje, founder of the Road to Reliability or read more about R2 Reliability the company behind the Road to Reliability.

If you enjoyed the video and want to see some sample lessons from the Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling course then head back to the sample page.


Watched the video, but have some questions? Feel free to ask below or leave a more general comment.


  1. Commentators Gravatar  RAO VAMSIDHAR on 7th May, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    EXCELLENT PRESENTATION. Very well covered the basic concept between Planning and Scheduling.

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 7th May, 2020 at 1:31 PM

      Thank you Rao, glad you enjoyed the presentation

  2. Commentators Gravatar  Kudzai on 7th May, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Thank you for presentation. Found it very relatable especially the portion on he need to measure wrench time. look forward to implementing it in our organisation.
    Keep it up!!

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 8th May, 2020 at 9:20 AM

      Thanks Kudzai, let me know if you have any questions.

  3. Commentators Gravatar  JAGADEESH KUMAR MANDAPALLI on 8th May, 2020 at 4:19 AM

    Nice presentation on maintenance planning & scheduling.

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 8th May, 2020 at 9:20 AM

      Thanks Jagadeesh

  4. Commentators Gravatar  Bart Theunissen on 8th May, 2020 at 5:06 PM

    Dear Erik, nice presentation & easy to understand. My question after attending your presentation is:
    Suppose your able to increase the wrench time from 30% to 45%, what is the effect on increased productivity of production? Any figures avaible on that?

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 8th May, 2020 at 7:28 PM

      Hi Bart, thanks for the feedback. The impact on production of increased efficiency is very hard to predict. However, there was some research done by Winston Ledet in the 1990’s which ultimately lead to the development of the manufacturing Game and this showed that plants that had effective planning & scheduling combined with an effective Preventive Maintenance program would on average increase their uptime by about 5%. I discuss this research in my ebook on the Road to Reliability which you can download from the home page (just click the button “get started”).

  5. Commentators Gravatar  Giuliano on 10th May, 2020 at 5:19 PM

    Erik , great presentation , indeed a realistic and pragmatic overall approach
    well done

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 10th May, 2020 at 8:50 PM

      Thank you Giuliano, as you know what I share is based on actual experience 🙂

  6. Commentators Gravatar  Turki Al Ahmari on 10th May, 2020 at 10:41 PM

    Hello Mr. Erik
    I did attend the training and i gain a lot of information about planning & scheduling
    appreciate your effort

    can I get attending certificate ?

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 11th May, 2020 at 7:38 AM

      Hi Turki, thanks for attending the video presentation. I only offer a Certificate of Completion for those that have completed the full online course.

  7. Commentators Gravatar  Rudi Frederix on 11th May, 2020 at 7:58 PM


    Very interesting material, it seems that the process I use is quit similar (there are no secrets …). I normally start with a survey of the processes in place
    ,according Maintenance Excellence, to see where we can improve. In most cases we start with improving the Planning and Scheduling processes, By doing so we improve efficiency by +/- 25% and reduce the maintenance budget with at least 10%.

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 12th May, 2020 at 9:43 AM

      Thanks Rudi, indeed there are no secrets and its great to see that your experience points to similar gains in productivity and indeed cost reductions.

  8. Commentators Gravatar  Ernest Acheampong on 12th May, 2020 at 7:04 AM

    Hi Erik nice presentation good job easy to understand

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 12th May, 2020 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you Ernest

  9. Commentators Gravatar  Hussein Borham on 12th May, 2020 at 7:41 AM

    very good session, thanks a lot Erik

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 12th May, 2020 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you Hussein

      • Commentators Gravatar  Amit yadav on 17th May, 2020 at 8:46 PM

        I lots of key Gain From your video of planning and scheduling.

  10. Commentators Gravatar  Ernesto Pérez on 29th May, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    100% align with all the concept within your presentation. Is exactly this very basis piece missing in most maintenance departments. Thanks my friend, you really explained in an easy and comprehensive way to understand. Like you said before “Maintenance is simple, but some just trying to complicate it”.

    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 29th May, 2020 at 8:41 PM

      Thank you Ernesto, indeed it’s not complicated but experience around the world does show it’s not easy either…

  11. Commentators Gravatar  Shashank on 6th Nov, 2020 at 7:09 AM

    Hey Erik,

    Nice and informative presentation. I could relate to what we had tried to implement in my previous plant. As you rightly said, the whole operation management (Dollar making department) are so obsessed with “cost-cutting” just after a start-up that it’s tough to get the M (Money) part. You should design a course for detailing the reasons as to why shall Management pay special attention to Maintenance as this is going to keep the complete cost of Ownership in proper check?
    Thanks for this detailed presentation, anyway!


    • Commentators Gravatar  Erik Hupjé on 6th Nov, 2020 at 8:40 AM

      Thank you Shashank, I do expect to create some more videos in the future about the importance of maintenance and reliability which would be aimed at Operations Managers and Plant Managers. And that will include certainly one on how to effectively and sustainably reduce maintenance costs.

  12. Commentators Gravatar  Michael on 19th Dec, 2020 at 3:50 AM

    Fantastic presentation! I completely agree with all of the content.

  13. Commentators Gravatar  Cheikh GAYE on 29th Dec, 2020 at 8:01 AM

    Excellent presentation
    It’s a pleasure to know you

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