Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability

Upcoming dates (3)

Sep. 17-19, 2024

Madison, WI or Live Online

Course Overview

This recently revised 3-day, highly interactive course is designed to build global-best-practice-knowledge regardless of the learner’s starting point.  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).

Who Should Attend?

This course is encouraged for any professional who hopes for and expects to learn and perform asset reliability at a higher level.  Not restricted to maintenance personnel.

  • Operations vice presidents, managers
  • Production vice presidents, supervisors
  • Engineering vice presidents
  • Maintenance directors, managers, supervisors, engineers, superintendents, personnel
  • Reliability managers, engineers
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Storeroom managers, technicians
  • Continuous Improvement managers
  • TPM coordinators
  • Plant engineers

Additional Information

This course was diligently researched and created using today’s leading 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.

Course Outline

Business Management

  • Vision and Mission
  • Create a compelling business case
  • Tracking and analyzing metrics and KPIs
  • Managing change
  • Communication
  • Regulations and EHS

Manufacturing and Process Reliability

  • Maintenance process workflows
  • Applying process improvement
  • Change management
  • Keeping processes updated

Equipment Reliability

  • Reliability goals and process expectations
  • Evaluating equipment reliability
  • Ensuring existing equipment operates reliably
  • Ensuring new equipment operates reliably
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Appling reliability strategies
  • Adjusting reliability strategies

 Leadership and Organization

  • Organizational structure
  • Measuring and evaluating staff skills
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Hiring and training for capabilities
  • Building leadership skills

Work Management

  • Identify and approve work
  • Work prioritization
  • Planning work
  • Scheduling work
  • Executing work
  • Documenting work
  • Analyzing and following-up on work
  • Performance metrics
  • Project planning and tracking
  • Utilizing information technology
  • The storeroom

Instructor

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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