Maintenance (MRO) Planning and Scheduling Training for Maintenance Planners

Improve Your Planning Skills Now!

  • In Maintenance (MRO) Planning and Scheduling Training for Maintenance Planners, you learn the administrative processes that cover all aspects of operations, from workforce activities to asset maintenance, repair, and overhaul that take place in a fleet operation.
  • Receive training from a management professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three-day class $1999.00.   Available discounts.
  • Public Class and Webinar Schedule is in the right column.

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training Description

This three-day class presents the industry recommended fundamentals of MRO production planning and control.

Throughout the course, we will discuss the capabilities of your ERP and/or MRP system(s) as it applies to maintenance planning and scheduling. It is our experience most companies seriously underutilize these systems. 

The class begins with an analysis of the business environment that influences maintenance, repair, and overhaul processes.

Students are then taught how to create a process map to help enable them to identify problems with a particular MRO line. 

We then examine the technologies changing every aspect of the supply chain:  We take an in-depth look at:

  • Industry 4.0
  • The Smart Factory
  • Cloud Technology
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Advanced Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Blockchain 
  • Mobile Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

The class then takes an extensive look at forecasting to provide students with an understanding of industry-recommended procedures for reliable prediction. Next, we examine best practices in sales and operations planning and preparation of the master schedule.

Students are introduced to inventory management to foster cooperation with purchasing and the warehouse. 

We now discuss best practices in materials resource planning (MRP), capacity management, and production activity control to learn how to make the most of what we have. 

Students will use the process map they created the first day of class to identify how the process they have outlined can be improved through the application of the theory of constraints, lean manufacturing, and just in time (JIT).

Each Student Receives:

  • student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion
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Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?

If you are experiencing problems with any of the following, we can help:

  • unprecedented growth
  • supply chain issues
  • cash management issues
  • introduction of new technologies
  • development of a company mission statement or S&OP
  • poor customer service
  • poor internal training development
  • declining or stagnant sales
  • high employee turnover
  • no accountability for managers

Our account managers can work with you to improve the performance of your workforce in two ways:

  1. Our account managers can help you put together a comprehensive employee training program proven to be one of the best returns on investment there is.
  2. A business consultant to provide expert advice in a particular area such as management and leadership, accountancy, human resources, customer service, finance, or supply chain management. 

Start to improve your bottom line today by contacting your account manager by email at or call us 24/7 at 888-632-2093.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Maintenance Planners Complete Training

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Four members of the MIAT Mongolian Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Organization recently completed the Academy of Business Training course Maintenance (MRO) Planning and Scheduling Training for Maintenance Planners. Maibayar “Maiya” Jadamba (left); Chuluunjav “Chuck” Jamiyandorj, Manager (top right); Erdenebaatar (Eric) Nyamdavaa (middle right), and Tuvshintugs (Tutu) Byambadorj (bottom right) attended training in Cincinnati, OH.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines was established in 1956. It began operations with the help of Aeroflot and began flights on July 7, 1956, using an Antonov An-2 from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk. The airline also used Soviet-built Ilyushin Il-14s for flights to international destinations like Beijing and Moscow. During the 1960s and 1970s, the airline obtained Antonov An-24 and An-26 twin turboprops. A Tupolev Tu-154 jet on lease from Aeroflot was introduced in the late 1980s.

In 1992, MIAT bought five Chinese Harbin Y-12 commuter aircraft and acquired a Boeing 727-200 from Korean Air, one more following in 1994. An Airbus A310 was leased in 1998, and a new Boeing 737 was leased in 2002 to replace the aging 727-200 fleet. Between 2003 and 2008, MIAT’s An-24 and An-26 fleet was gradually retired. In April 2008, MIAT received its second Boeing 737-800 aircraft on lease from CIT Aerospace. In July 2008, MIAT ended scheduled domestic flights completely. In June 2009, the airline temporarily resumed scheduled domestic flights to Mörön and Khovd using its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

In late 2009, MIAT flew charter flights to Hong Kong and Sanya, a popular resort city in Hainan, China. In June 2010, the airline’s flights were brought to a halt due to a mechanics’ strike. However, the situation was resolved with the replacement of the CEO and Technical Director.

In early 2011, MIAT signed an agreement with Air Lease Corporation to lease two former China Eastern Boeing 767-300ERs until 2013. The first aircraft entered service in May 2011 with the second following in November 2011. In 2011 the Airbus A310 was retired after serving MIAT Mongolian Airlines for 13 years. In June 2011, MIAT began regular flights to Hong Kong. The company also ordered three aircraft, a Boeing 767-300ER and two Boeing 737-800s, to be delivered in 2013 and 2016, respectively. The order marks the first time in two decades that MIAT has chosen to expand its fleet by purchasing new aircraft straight from the manufacturer rather than leasing them.

In January 2019, MIAT announced flights to Shanghai and Guangzhou in China to start from the summer of 2019. In addition, it announced the leasing of 3 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be delivered in January, May, and October 2019, thereby replacing two of its aircraft whose leases are due to expire in 2019, together with the implementation of a self-check-in system.

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training Outline

Module One: Overview of Planning and Control

Manufacturing versus Service Operations
Customer Influence in Design
Process Categories
Order Winners and Order Qualifiers
Business Environment Issues
Process Analysis and Information Flows
General Information Flows
Book Structure

Module Two: Forecasting Fundamentals

Fundamental Principles of Forecasting
Major Categories of Forecasts
Forecast Errors

Module Three: Sales and Operations Planning

Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
General Design of Sales and Operations Planning
Approaches to Sales and Operations Planning
Strategies for S & OP
Qualitative Issues
Some Business Environment Issues

Module Four:  Planning and Scheduling in an MRO Environment

Best Practices
Field Inspections
Job Summary Page
Daily Scheduling Meeting

Module Five: Inventory Management

Basic Concepts of Inventory
Categories of Inventory
The Basic Inventory Lot Sizing Model-Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
Basic Independent Demand Inventory Reorder Models
Inventory Control

Module Six: Material Requirements Planning

Background and Fundamental Concepts
Bills of Material
The MRP Explosion
Other MRP Issues
Potential MRP Challenges
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Business Environmental Issues

Module Seven: Capacity Management

Capacity Definitions
Rough-cut Capacity Planning
Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
Input/Output Control
Capacity Measures
General Approach the Capacity

Module Eight: Production Activity Control

General PAC Information and Data
Prioritizing Work
Corrective Actions

Module Nine: Lean Production and JIT

Fundamental Concepts
Some Impacts on Capacity
The Pull System
Using the Kanban System for Process
Master Scheduling and Lean Production
Are MRP and JIT Compatible?

Module Ten:  Theory of Constraints and Drum-Buffer-Rope

Fundamental Principles of the Theory of Constraints
Understanding and Managing the
Improving the Process using TOC Principles
Impacts on Operations Strategy
General Types of Constraint Causes
Logistics and Theory of Constraints
Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints  Multiple Time Buffers
Control Points and Batches
Major Steps in Using Drum-Buffer-Rope

Module Eleven: Partnering Activities- Purchasing and Distribution

Purchasing Information Issues
Purchasing Responsibility for Material
Distribution Requirement Planning
Using BOD
DRP in a  Lean Production Pull Environment

Module Twelve: System Integration and Implementation

General System Design and Selection
Push, Pull, or Somewhere in Between
General Implementation Approaches

Module Thirteen: How Technology and
New Software are Changing
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Smart Factory
Predictive Analytics
Virtual Reality
Internet of Things (IoT)
3D Printing
Advanced Materials
Cloud Computing

What Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training Students Are Saying...

Most Recent Student Evaluations:

The instructor knew if the class understood the lesson.

J. P.
Company: United


The instructor found multiple ways to explain the concepts.

F. S. H. A.
Company: Middle East Propulsion Co. Ltd


The instructor was very detailed in explaining issues/scenarios, and explained the different levels and stages of planning. Course is informative and will be beneficial for work production.

M. S. A.
Company: United


Presented interesting concepts we will apply in production.

J. G.
Company: United


It’s pretty apparent we as a company are not where we should be, but taking this course was definitely informative and motivating to move forward.

S. A.


Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training Public Class and Webinar Schedule

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., December 9 – 11, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., January 13 – 15, 2021 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., February, 10 – 12, 2021
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., March 17 – 19, 2021
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 14 – 16, 2021
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 12 – 14, 2021
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 16 – 18, 2021

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