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Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability

Upcoming Dates
  • Apr. 23-25, 2024 (D074)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,695
  • Sep. 17-19, 2024 (D082)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,695
This required 3-day, highly interactive course designed to build student's knowledge on global best practices regardless of the learner’s starting point is new and improved, as one of the 5 total courses required for the MRM Certificate.  Course content as outlined is based on the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) knowledge base.   Extensive research was conducted using today’s leading and latest sources for best practices.  Many who have completed this program gain confidence and, along with independent study, go on to successfully achieve their certification as a maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP). 
Customizable
Discipline: Industrial
RA01362

Using FMEA and RCM to Reduce Equipment Failures

Upcoming Dates
  • Apr. 29-30, 2024 (D075)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,295
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) are two similar, but different, standardize methodologies used to identify potential failure modes.  In this class, attendees will learn the similarities and differences among FMEA and RCM methodologies along with their applications, benefits, and steps for setting up and managing FMEA and RCM initatives.
RA01660

Root Cause Analysis Tools for Technical Applications

Upcoming Dates
  • May 1-2, 2024 (D076)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,295
This course will provide you with the skills to dig deep into a particular situation and to develop strong countermeasures and resolution plans to improve your operation, product, or system. Root cause analysis leads to elimination of repeat errors, improved efficiencies, enhanced quality products and services, and improved morale.
RA01659

Asset Strategy Development

Upcoming Dates
  • May 20-21, 2024 (D235)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,295
In this course, you will learn the key elements of a holistic maintenance strategy, which can lead your maintenance organization into becoming more proactive and less reactive. You will learn the steps to effectively implement and sustain the strategy and how to sell the strategy to top management.
Discipline: Industrial
RA01644

Precision and Predictive Maintenance Technologies and Utilization

Upcoming Dates
  • May 22-23, 2024 (D236)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,295
In this course, you will learn to apply proven predictive maintenance approaches that optimize availability of equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and improve product quality. Our expert instructor will help you understand which PdM diagnostic technologies are best for your plant.
Customizable
Discipline: Industrial
RA01068

Supervision and the Art of Supervising

Upcoming Dates
  • Jun. 4-6, 2024 (D080)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,695
The course is a 3-day, highly interactive program that provides buffering or personal growth opportunity for those transitioning between their roles as an hourly employee to a salaried employee now responsible for delegation and team achievement.  This program isn’t just for the technical fields, this is valuable learning for anyone yoked with directing others and delivering concrete results.
Customizable
RA01840

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 10-12, 2024 (D081)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,695
Learn to develop and execute an effective maintenance planning and scheduling process and track KPIs and metrics; accurately estimate time and materials for maintenance PM and PdM activities; and use your CMMS to complete maintenance work orders on time.
Customizable
RA01841
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