Advanced World-Class Storeroom Principles

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Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2024

Madison, WI or Live Online

Course Overview

The is a 4-day, highly interactive course designed to not only build on student’s knowledge of world-class storeroom principles, but goes beyond to offer advanced instruction on making the storeroom a value-driver to any organization and reliability effort.  The course covers the traditional storeroom topics, while also exploring the inherent reliability of company assets.  The instructor-led course is light on lecture with engaging discussion and student activities to confirm knowledge, understanding, and implementation.

Who Should Attend?

This course is encouraged for any professional who hopes for and expects to learn and perform MRO functions at a higher level.  Not restricted to storeroom personnel.

  • Production managers and supervisors
  • Maintenance managers, supervisors, engineers, and technicians
  • Reliability managers and engineers
  • Storeroom managers and associates
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) managers
  • TPM coordinators
  • Procurement and Finance managers and associates

Additional Information

Attendees will be provided with the templates and the actual tools used by leading storeroom subject matter experts to drive improvements back at their locations.  These are not simulation tools; these are the real thing.

This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome and orientation
  • Where have we been?
  • Types of inventory
  • Functions of inventory control (MRO)
  • What parts to store and how many
  • VED approach to prioritize stores
  • Storeroom activities & security
  • Storeroom layout & flow
  • Parts numbering
  • Part types
  • Storeroom accuracy
  • KPIs/best practices
  • Efficient Storeroom Practices
  • Inventory management

Day 2

  • Carrying costs
  • Min/Max levels
  • Reorder point
  • ABC Analysis
  • Cycle counting
  • Calculating EOQ
  • Stock control
  • Visual controls
  • Access control – security

Day 3

  • 5S
  • Environmental & safety
  • Lighting
  • Vending machines – point of use
  • Care for spares
  • Part ID technology
  • Budgeting
  • Kitting
  • Stores Stock Committee

Day 4

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Reliability Block Diagrams
  • RAM Analysis
  • Reliability metrics
  • Life Cycle Costs
  • Maintenance Work Management
  • Process guides
  • SMRP best practices


John Ross

John L. Ross, Jr has been a practitioner of maintenance and reliability for almost four decades. He is a former Captain in the United States Air Force, a Distinguished Graduate of both the Aircraft Maintenance Officer School and the Squadron Officer School. John is a Gulf War veteran.

He is a published author of almost two dozen articles and two best-selling books: The Reliability Excellence Workbook, From Ideas to Action; Cover You’re A$$ets, Asset Management at Your Place and at Your Pace.

John is the President of the international reliability consulting company, Maintenance Innovators, Inc., a global thought leader in equipment reliability. John is the co-founder of the American Reliability & Maintenance Institute; creators and administrators of the Certified Storeroom Manager, Certified Storeroom Technician, and the Certified Professional Reliability Engineer certifications.

John is a certified Lean Manufacturing facilitator, Process Safety Management SME, and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP). John holds a U.S. Patent, an A.S., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.

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Program Director

Jon Wellik

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