Certificate in Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

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Course Overview

Effective maintenance planning and scheduling is an enabler for a many reliability improvement activities. Condition monitoring programs require effective planning and scheduling to ensure that discovered faults can be corrected before they result in functional failure. Preventive maintenance requires effective planning and scheduling to ensure that designated failure prevention tasks are carried out in a timely fashion.
Effective planning and scheduling lowers overall maintenance costs by ensuring that resources are used effectively and efficiently. It helps ensure that the right things are done right.
This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills they need to improve maintenance planning and scheduling practices within their organization.

Key Takeaways

Planning role as part of Operational Excellence Organization.
Maintenance work order work flow and main steps.
Planning work process and dependencies.
Plant Outage Management techniques.
Maintenance Performance Measurement tools.

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Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which the founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering. With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Dubai, Riyadh, Jonkoping, Skopje, Accra, and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 10000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region.

Course Outline

Day 1
Course Opening
→ Welcoming exercise
→ Course Overview
→ Process Safety Share
Introduction to Planning and Scheduling
→ What is planning
→ What is scheduling
→ Symptoms of poor planning and scheduling
Organizational Readiness
→ Five types of organizations
→ Four stages of planning and scheduling maturity
→ Gap analysis
Determining the required number of planners
• Current state of planning and scheduling KPIs
Desired state of planning and scheduling KPIs
→ Preparing the organization for change
→ Change management practices
→ Communication planning
Day 2
Daily Start
→ Process Safety Share
→ Review Key Learning Points
→ Review Question of the Day
Best Practices of Planning and Scheduling
→ Managing the maintenance backlog
→ Prioritizing work
→ Work planning procedure
→ Scheduling process – Multi-Week Management
How to Plan a Job
→ Six steps of job planning
→ The importance of feedback and updates
End of the Day
→ Homework Assignment
→ Question of the Day
→ Key Learning Points
Day 3
Daily Start
→ Process Safety Share
→ Review Key Learning Points
→ Review Question of the Day
Scheduling the work
→ The multi-week scheduling process
• Week T4 Activities
• Week T3 Activities
• Week T2 Activities
• Week T1 Activities
• Week T0 Activities
→ Scheduling meeting
→ Meeting responsibilities
→ Loading the schedule
End of the Day
→ Homework Assignment
→ Question of the Day
→ Key Learning Points
Day 4
Daily Start
→ Process Safety Share
→ Review Key Learning Points
→ Review Question of the Day
Implementing Work
→ Daily coordination
→ Handling schedule interruptions
→ Closing out assigned work
→ Reviewing assigned work
Shutdown and Turnaround Planning
→ Difference between shutdown/turnaround planning and daily planning
→ Who should plan and schedule the shutdown/turnaround?
→ Managing scope
End of the Day
→ Homework Assignment
→ Question of the Day
→ Key Learning Points
Day 5
Daily Start
→ Process Safety Share
→ Review Key Learning Points
→ Review Question of the Day
Shutdown and Turnaround Planning
→ Seven phases of the shutdown/turnaround
→ Shutdown/Turnaround plan elements
→ Shutdown/Turnaround Procedures
→ Shutdown/Turnaround communication planning
→ Safety Planning
→ Quality Planning
→ General briefing topics
→ Managing the critical path
→ Demobilization
→ Post shutdown/turnaround review
Post-test and review

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This course is designed for maintenance first line supervisors, maintenance planning supervisors, maintenance planners and schedulers, and managers/superintendents who are responsible for improving maintenance work processes.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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