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Two-day Planning and Scheduling course agenda

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling for Windalco Mandeville, Jamaica Day 1 Course Agenda:

  • What is maintenance planning?

    • Why is the planning essential for smooth operations?
    • What are the advantages of planning for?
    • How to Sell Planning & Scheduling to your management and operations?
    • Specifically where does the ROI (Return on Investment) come from?
  • Where does Planning fit Into Good Maintenance Practices?

    • Understanding the Nature of Maintenance Activities.
  • Work order systems

    • Auditing work orders and
    • Training in completing work order preparation.
    • Short discussion of the work flow with a job control function.
  • Complete description of the planner's job.

  • What are the conditions necessary for effective maintenance planning? This section includes a discussion of the institutional systems necessary for successful planning and scheduling. Specific areas include storerooms, PM programs, planner Libraries, supervision and high level sign-off.

  • How to plan maintenance work

    • What are the steps in effective planning?
    • The complete planning process.
    • Estimating, Crew Size & Manpower Requirements.
    • What are the contents of a complete planned job package?
    • Plan a job exercise
  • Complete Planning questionnaire so that participants can evaluate their own current planning operation against competent and world class organizations.

  • Evaluate the gap between what is going on and what would serve the long term interests of the organization.


Day 2 Course Agenda

  • Calculating available hours from maintenance workers. Includes work sheets and an exercise.

  • How and why to prepare the Maintenance Calendar

  • The coordination meeting between operations and maintenance

    • Discussions and deliverable from meeting
    • Agenda example
    • Job loading until available hours is used up.
  • Scheduling

    • Calculating available hours for maintenance workers.
    • Coordination with Operations and Coordination meeting.
    • Choose jobs based on need and available resources
    • Create a credible schedule that takes all the constraints into account.
    • Schedule a shop exercise
  • How to use CMMS to Aid Planning and Scheduling.

  • Job execution and feedback with job closeout and follow up

  • Metrics and Benchmarking Planning and Scheduling

  • Complete scheduling and coordination questionnaire so that participants can evaluate their own current planning operation against competent and world class organizations.


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