Module Three, you will use the maintenance fitness questionnaire to compare your techniques, procedures, and systems with factories across the spectrum.
Maintenance Quality Improvement
Maintenance is pivotal to the companywide quality effort. In Module Four, you will learn to apply W. E. Cummings 14 principles to a maintenance department and identify the deadly diseases and obstacles to success.
Maintenance Information Flow
The maintenance supervisor and manager live or die by the quality and timeliness of their information. In Module Five, you will learn about the flow of work requests, work orders, and job completion.
Managing Maintenance Through Planning and Scheduling
In Module Six, you will learn the three distinct types of maintenance work, which lend themselves to three teams. Maintenance crewing each type of work requires different skills and personalities for the highest level of success. On larger jobs, you could save 3 to 5 hours for every hour of planning. This module shows the steps for successful maintenance planning.
Maintenance Work Order
The critical element of all maintenance strategies is good information, essential for improved decision-making. In Module Seven, you will learn that the center of that key is the maintenance work order.
Computerization Of Maintenance CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
The entire manufacturing process is becoming computerized. Unfortunately, maintenance is one of the most challenging departments to computerize. In Module Eight, you will learn what to look for, what is important in the production environment, what steps to take, and what pitfalls to avoid. This module also covers how good maintenance relates to computerization and what you need to know about designing, installing, and implementing a computer system.
Maintenance Technical Library
In Module Nine, you will learn that the Internet is now everyone’s maintenance technical library. You will also learn how to conduct a maintenance survey and the tools you should have.
RCM And PMO (Reliability Centered Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance Optimization)
RCM was developed in the 1960s. RCM was designed to improve reliability and reduce the maintenance cost for airplanes. In Module Ten, you will learn that much of what it taught applies to all maintenance departments. PMO grew out of RCM recently and is well-suited to mature plants.
PM is a route to better maintenance. In Module Eleven, you will learn why PM works, how to develop PM task lists, conduct the tasks, calculate the starting frequencies, and make the whole department PM oriented. You will learn about Planned Component Replacement (PCR) and how it works.
In Module Twelve, you will learn to define PM, understand what PM is supposed to accomplish, identify the critical aware point, and identify the appropriate PM strategy for the three equipment lifecycles.
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
In Module Thirteen, you will learn how to set up TPM, how to reduce the six production losses, how to sell and set up autonomous maintenance groups, and where to get more information. The PM cycle must be rethought to respond to downsizing maintenance departments and higher levels of reliability. You will be given specific recommendations to improve existing PM systems.
Introducing and Managing Predictive Maintenance and Technology
An essential part of PM is predictive inspection (also called predictive maintenance), a growing field. In Module Fourteen, you will be provided examples of each major technology and guidelines for getting involved.
Understanding the Interfaces with Other Departments
Module Fifteen explains the points of view of other departments and how to work with them effectively. We will discuss the areas the maintenance department interfaces with production, purchasing, stores (warehouse), accounting, and traffic (logistics planning).
Zero-Based Maintenance Budgeting
Maintenance is the sum of thousands of small events. The best way to manage the resource is to look everywhere that maintenance resources are used. In Module Sixteen, you will learn about the zero-based budget and how it goes where the money is used and builds from there.
Shutdowns, Outages, and Project Management
Shutdowns are a way of life for some companies. Typical maintenance departments that use shutdowns spend 30 to 70% of their maintenance budget on shutdown work. In Module Seventeen, you will learn project management, emphasizing the critical path method (CPM) and GANNT charting of large projects and shutdowns.