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ESS: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Course

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 5 and Thursday, 6 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fee

    Members: €808
    Non-Members: €850

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    14 hours   C2

Course Overview

Cost effective maintenance delivery is the result of effective planning, scheduling and associated work controls. A key component of the overall cost of manufacturing is maintenance and the key role of maintenance is to deliver availability and the reliability of the plant.  Production is planned and scheduled and to optimise costs and non-productive time, maintenance too must be planned, scheduled and (key) integrated with the production schedule.

Course Objectives

To understand/appreciate:

  • The difference between Planning & Scheduling
  • Planning, scheduling and work controls within the maintenance management structure
  • Planned maintenance as an integral activity in asset care
  • Understanding failure and what planned maintenance can and cannot do
  • The role of Maintenance Planning
  • Planned Maintenance routines; formats, usage and information management
  • Getting planned work scheduled – liaison with Production
  • How to draft a maintenance schedule
  • How to measure planning success

Course Content

DAY 1:

  • Introduction – What is Planning & Scheduling?
  • Typical Maintenance structures and organisations and the parts planning, scheduling and work controls play
  • Work Controls – data capture, Asset registers, Functional locations, additional equipment information needed by planners
  • Practical workflows and their control
  • Life cycle plans and Logistic Support
  • Understanding failure and what planned maintenance can and cannot do
  • The sources of planned work
  • Planned Maintenance routines; compilation, formats, usage and information management

DAY 2:

  • Estimating workload
  • Defining Customer requirements, Scheduling planned work, Meeting Customer needs
  • Scheduling – getting the Planned Work Done, Maintenance Management Systems, Long and short term forecasts, Opportunity maintenance
  • Planning and scheduling exercise
  • Continuous Improvement in Planning and scheduling, performance metrics

Who should attend?

The course is designed to meet the needs of maintenance professionals, personnel from functions that rely on effective maintenance planning, scheduling and work control, these include:

  • Maintenance Planners and deputies
  • Maintenance Manager/supervisors
  • Key leaders from each Maintenance craft
  • Key Operations Supervisors
  • CMMS Administrator or key users
  • Maintenance support assistants
  • Change agents and engineering business sponsors

Trainer Profile

Colin Sanders, served an aeronautical apprenticeship as an aircraft mechanical engineering technician.  After serving his apprenticeship he progressed through trade (Licentiateship of City & Guilds) and supervisory management development (MISM, management and instructor training) to become a senior operational manager and planner.

In 1998, Colin became a professional engineering consultant and trainer specialising in maintenance and production improvement. With over 20 years commercial experience Colin has helped a range of clients in food and drink, FMCG, aerospace, automobile, oil and gas, utilities, general manufacturing and processing, engineering, pharmaceutical, and fabrication scenarios.


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5 February 2020



Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.