Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

New! Course now includes access to our Maintenance Planning and Scheduling eLearning, with built-in practical application and downloadable tools ideal for use as an on-the-job aid and reference source.

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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training

Planning and scheduling is one of the fastest and most effective investments an organization can make to improve productivity and availability.

The processes participants learn in this class will allow for planning and control of maintenance resources. Equipment reliability is increased. Costs and availability of maintenance stores are improved. Waiting times, unnecessary parts and inaccurate information are eliminated. Budgeting is easier and more accurate. Maintenance tasks are as much as 50% more efficient in terms of costs and time.

This four-day course teaches proven processes that are fundamental to effective planning and scheduling and successful CMMS/EAMS deployment. Participants engage in hands-on activities that build systems-independent process knowledge and skills they will be able to apply immediately.


In This Training, Learn How To

Define the planner/scheduler environment

  • Understand common maintenance problems, delays and inefficiencies
  • Define the nature of repair (reactive) vs. maintaining (proactive)
  • Sustain the commitment and support of management

Develop an effective planning program

  • Apply a maintenance assessment process and a proactive maintenance timeline
  • Coordinate the roles and responsibilities of maintenance supervisors and planners
  • Differentiate between reactive, preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Explain work measurement to the maintenance work team
  • Use performance metrics, PM compliance, schedule compliance, backlog, efficiency, and labor utilization
  • Define the essentials of critical path planning

Manage scheduling and coordination

  • Define the term backlog and its relationship to estimating
  • Balance manpower demand

Create effective job plans

  • Prepare a detailed job plan
  • Plan individual job activities


Who Should Attend Training

Successful maintenance planning and scheduling programs require the disciplined application of proven processes and interdepartmental partnerships. It is important for departments that are influenced and impacted by the processes to understand the processes. People in the following roles should participate in this training:

  • Maintenance Planner/Schedulers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Engineers
  • Storeroom Managers
  • Operation Coordinators
  • Purchasing
  • Production Supervisors

Additional Information

Each course includes a comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the use of a fully equipped e-business center. All students completing a class at the Life Cycle Institute will receive a certificate of completion awarding CEU’s. Class hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

For More Information on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training

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Course Info

Price: $2,495
CEUs: 2.8

Course Locations

Life Cycle Institute
4360 Corporate Road
Charleston, SC 29405

Clemson University
Center for Corporate Learning
One N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

The Ohio State University
Drake Performance Center
1849 Cannon Dr.
Columbus, OH  43210
Stadium View Room

The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, 12610
Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

"My week spent at the Life Cycle Institute was a very educational experience. The facilitator proved to be a tireless, knowledgeable presenter. He did a wonderful job teaching the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling course."

Tony Puglia, Corporate Maintenance Manager, Essroc Cement

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