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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Preventive Maintenance Optimization Online See upcoming dates

Course Overview

In this online course, you will obtain the tools to execute a preventive maintenance optimization (PMO) event in your organization. Properly implemented, PMO will improve maintenance productivity and improve equipment reliability. Topics covered in this course include planning a PMO exercise, defining (identifying) opportunities, completing a criticality assessment, defining waste, improving efficiency, executing a PMO event, and sustaining improvements.

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance managers
  • Supervisors and leaders
  • Maintenance planners and schedulers
  • Maintenance and facility engineers

Additional Information

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

Course Outline

Week 1 

  • Participate in web conference
  • Course introduction and overview

Week 2

  • Instructor available during office hours - no web conference
  • Submit heat map assignment
  • Submit data integrity assignment

Week 3

  • Instructor available during office hours - no web conference
  • Submit criticality analysis exercise
  • Submit TIMWOODI exercise

Week 4

  • Instructor available during office hours - no web conference
  • Submit job plan development exercise
  • Submit project charter

Week 5

  • Participate in web conference
  • Submit level loading exercise
  • Course review and wrap-up


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.

Upcoming dates (0)

Take this course when it’s offered next!