Life Cycle Engineering Introduces Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Certification
Life Cycle Institute, the human performance practice at Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), has added a Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Certification (PSC) to its portfolio of educational resources for asset-intensive manufacturers and facilities seeking to adopt work management best practices.
Maintenance planning and scheduling is one of the fastest and most effective investments an organization can make to improve productivity and availability. This new certification is designed for planners, schedulers, maintenance managers, production supervisors and professionals responsible for building and sustaining a world-class planning and scheduling program. Participants can achieve their Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Certification (PSC) from one of the Life Cycle Institute’s top engineering school partners: Clemson University, the University of Kansas, The Ohio State University, and Washington State University.
To earn a Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Certification (PSC), candidates must complete four courses and successfully pass a certification exam within three years. Participants will learn practical skills that can be applied on the job right away, demonstrate their commitment to building a solid maintenance planning and scheduling program, and increase their value to their organization.
Completing the PSC program will enable participants to:
- Build and sustain a maintenance planning and scheduling program
- Move their organization from a reactive to proactive environment
- Apply work planning best practices
- Calculate work management performance metrics
- Develop a comprehensive “standard” job plan
- Develop governing principles and standard procedures for CMMS data entry and use
- Describe a disciplined approach to managing work for a planned shutdown
- Develop an audit and continuous improvement strategy for the planning program
About Life Cycle Engineering
Life Cycle Engineering provides consulting, engineering, information technology and education solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, the Department of Defense and other government organizations. The quality, expertise and dedication of our employees enable Life Cycle Engineering to serve as a trusted resource that helps people and organizations to achieve their full potential. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America and experience around the globe. Follow LCE on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for the latest company news and updates.
About Life Cycle Institute
Life Cycle Institute helps individuals and organizations learn and adapt to their changing environment by building knowledge, skills, talent and engagement. The Institute’s team of learning, leadership and change management professionals integrates the art and science of learning and change to change behavior to produce desired results.
As the first U.S. Authorized Training Provider for Prosci®, the world leader in change management best practices and research, the Institute combines LCE's wealth of thought leadership experience and process improvement expertise with one of the most widely used approaches for managing the people side of change. The Institute applies adult learning methods that minimize lecture and emphasize hands-on learning. Classes are led by facilitators who actively practice what they teach. The methodologies taught within the various course curricula are practical applications with proven track records – proven through actual activities carried out regularly by LCE professionals.
About the Reliability Consulting Group
LCE’s Reliability Consulting Group (RCG) provides consulting, services and education to help asset-intensive clients operate and maintain their manufacturing plants and facilities more efficiently while reducing cost and risk. Our team specializes in providing client-specific solutions that help organizations improve their operating performance. RCG’s 30+ years of field experience has contributed greatly to the evolution of Reliability Excellence (Rx). Our Powered by Rx® approach creates reliability-centric standard practices for business processes, operational and maintenance work execution, asset reliability and organizational effectiveness. Our “diagnose before prescribing” philosophy results in providing optimal solutions to our clients’ needs, including holistic transformations based upon our Rx Model, targeted reliability and asset management services necessary to resolve specific tactical issues that are limiting performance, and change management services vital to the success and sustainability of most initiatives.