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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Overview of Preventive Maintenance Optimization See upcoming dates

Course Overview

Preventive Maintenance Optimization is a defined process to guide organizations toward improving the balance among the risks associated with equipment failure and current maintenance activities. The goal of preventive maintenance optimization is to help improve the productivity of a maintenance organization through:

  1. Eliminating non-value added work processes
  2. Developing an effective process to address failure modes
  3. Engaging and aligning all maintenance leaders and team members

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance managers, supervisors, and team leaders
  • Continuous improvement professionals assigned to work with maintenance

Additional Information

This course does not count toward the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate.

Course Outline

This class in organized into eight topics. Each topic is broken down into sections. Each section includes a brief quiz. 

The eight topics are:

  1. Introduction and Background
  2. Planning
  3. Defining
  4. Criticality
  5. Waste
  6. Efficiency
  7. Execution
  8. Post Execution and Closing


Robert Bishop

Robert Bishop, CMRP, CRL, IAM ISO 55K is a Plant Manager for a chemical manufacturing site. In addition to his certifications, Robert is also an approved proctor for SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) and AMP (Association of Maintenance Professionals) professional certifications. Robert is a past Chair for the SMRP Pharmaceutical and Biotech SIG (Shared Interest Group) and involved with many industry organizations. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 17 years in quality and engineering roles. Robert has helped establish many reliability systems, both at a site and global level. He has several articles in the field of reliability in world class publications. He has a passion for people, culture, and continuous improvement. Robert has received several industry awards in the field of reliability. In 2015 Rob was part of a team that accepted the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance Reliability Program. In 2016 Rob received SMRPs CMRP of the Year - Rising Leader Award. Also, in 2016 Rob received an Uptime Award for Best Leadership for Reliability Program.

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