Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management

Developing and Enhancing Maintenance Strategies

This 5-day programme initially looks at all of the core maintenance   Management disciplines that support effective work planning, scheduling and work control. The second week builds on the foundation knowledge introduced during the first week by introducing participants to Maintenance Auditing and Continuous Improvement. These key tools can be used to ensure the core disciplines are maintained, with considered enhancement to drive improvement, identify best practices, and assist with the formulation and development of strategies.

About Course

This programme will cover:

  • Modern Maintenance Management Practices
  • Maintenance Policies and Logistics Planning
  • Failure Management
  • Work Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Information and Performance Management
  • Maintenance Auditing & Benchmarking
  • Performance Measurement
  • Appropriate Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques in formulating improvement recommendations from audit

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals who are involved in the management and control* of maintenance planning, scheduling and work control, including planners and users of the CMMS
  • Also, any stakeholders in the Work Planning function would benefit from attending this programme
  • Internal auditors and those seeking to drive maintenance improvement through audit and benchmarking

Programme Objectives

  • Identify planning and scheduling best practices and key elements for taking action on them
  • Understand how world-class organizations solve common planning problems
  • Evaluate your practices compared to those of others
  • Improve the use of your information and communication tools
  • Improve productivity through use of better, more timely information
  • Create and preserve lead-time in work management and use it for planning and scheduling resources
  • Improve consistency and reliability of asset information
  • Achieve more productive turnarounds
  • Optimize preventive and predictive maintenance strategies
  • Audit your maintenance operations
  • Use the results to establish and monitor an effective improvement strategy
  • Establish Auditing as a key element of the maintenance management strategy
  • Make a business case for improvement initiatives
  • Use/reference benchmarking and a range of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to drive improvement initiatives

Training Methodology

Facilitated by experienced maintenance specialists, this programme will be conducted as highly interactive work session, encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the programme material to real-life situations. Case studies from different industries will be investigated. Programme size will be limited to 25 delegates in order to stimulate discussion and efficiency of subject coverage. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions.

To ensure the concepts introduced during the programme are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.


The programme deals with the essential principles and techniques for effective maintenance management, covering proven methodologies for the development of an effective maintenance plan, the planning, scheduling and control of maintenance work, and management reporting and analysis

The programme covers the use and application of a standardised maintenance management audit methodology, consistent with the recognised maintenance excellence framework, to assess the current state of maintenance management strategy implementation, and identify opportunities for improvement. Similarly, participants will learn how to use maintenance benchmarking and a range of Lean, Six Sigma tools and techniques to identify, recommend (through audit report) and drive improvement of their maintenance management systems.