Maintenance management

Maintenance planning and scheduling

Gain an understanding of how to implement maintenance planning & scheduling using a proven framework in proactive and reactive environments to increase productivity of the work force and improve availability, safety and profit.

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Gain an understanding of how to implement maintenance planning & scheduling using a proven framework in proactive and reactive environments to increase productivity of the work force and improve availability, safety and profit.

Learn how to improve the productivity of your maintenance team with an optimised maintenance planning and scheduling process. 

This course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of how maintenance planning & scheduling works in an industrial environment and the practical knowledge of how to implement it using the proven IPSECA work management framework.

Begin by defining the work process and understanding the key planning and scheduling principles. Then you will learn how to use this knowledge to plan the work orders and schedule the tasks in an efficient way in proactive and reactive environments to increase productivity, improve safety and operate more reliably.

Course content

    Session 1: Why should we plan?

Session 2: IPSECA Work management framework

    Session 3: Planning in a reactive environment

Session 4: Plan a work order

    Session 5: Create a schedule

Session 6: Implementation and Continuous improvement

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to:

  • Improve the productivity of the maintenance team
  • Build a business case for planning and scheduling improvements
  • Understand the most efficient techniques and steps for planning and scheduling maintenance tasks
  • Complete more work without hiring extra people
  • An understanding of maintenance practices is desirable but not essential

How will I benefit?

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits of an optimised maintenance planning & scheduling process
  • Learn how to plan and schedule work using a proven framework.
  • Understand how to prioritise work tasks and the roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Reduce your maintenance costs
  • Increase uptime and wrench time
  • Improve process stability and efficiency
  • Create a better working environment 
  • Reduce rework
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • The benefits of an optimised planning and scheduling process
  • IPSECA work management framework
  • Planning and Scheduling principles
  • Planning in a reactive environment
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Planning work orders 
  • Creating the schedule

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, E and C

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Maintenance planning and scheduling.

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Virtual classroom
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, E, C

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2 day course

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7-14 Oct 2024 7, 9, 11 & 14 October 2024 (13:00 - 16:15 GMT)

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