Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this comprehensive, 4-day Maintenance Management Basics for First-Line Supervisors seminar is designed to help maintenance managers and supervisors transform their workplace with maintenance planning and scheduling, predictive maintenance tools, and total productive manufacturing (facility-wide) techniques. Students will learn how to achieve dramatic cost reduction through improved resource utilization and reduced downtime. Students will complete the course with a firm foundation for both implementing these practices and building a solid business case for an on-going investment in maintenance planning software, technology and training. 

This 4-day seminar is just $2,390.

What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One - Discussion Topics

Classroom Introductions and Establishing Seminar Goals

  • The Objective and History of Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM)
  • ROI: A Profit Contribution Through TPM
  • The Concept of Critical Equipment
  • Applying 5-S Methodology
  • Repair Cost Analysis Tools
  • TPM Tool Kit: In Support of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Applying Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Visual Controls to Improve Process Effectiveness
  • The Cost of Equipment Downtime

Day Two - Discussion Topics

  • The Objective of Planning and Scheduling
  • Elements of the Planning and Scheduling Process
  • Time Motion Analysis and the Leverage of Planning
  • In-House Tasking vs. the Use of Contractors
  • OSHA:  The Changing Face of Safety and Compliance Issues (NFPA 70E)
  • Improving the Accuracy of Repair Parts Inventory and Controlling Costs
  • The Maintenance-Operations Planning Meeting

Day Three - Discussion Topics

  • Work Order Prioritization and Completion
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Their Application
  • The Role of Computer-Based Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Applying Mobile Technology and Bar Coding On-Site
  • The Proper Role of Maintenance

Day Four - Discussion Topics

  • Predictive Maintenance Tools and Methodology
  • Financial Benefits of Predictive Maintenance vs. Reactive Maintenance
  • Lifecycle Cost Analysis
  • Comparing the Three Maintenance Strategies
  • Demonstrating the Cost of Repeat Failures
  • Introduction to Failure Mode an Effect Analysis (FMEA) Basics
  • Seal Failure Analysis Programming
  • Opportunities Shown by the P-F Curve
  • PdM Tools: Vibration, Oil Analysis, Infrared, and Ultrasound
  • PdM Application Matrix: More Bang for Your Buck!
  • Reporting Metrics Improvement from PdM Programming
  • The Evolution to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Predictive Maintenance Energy Savings

Review of Seminar Goals and Addressing Remaining Questions


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by  your state licensing agency.

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