Maintenance (MRO) Planning and Scheduling Training for Maintenance Planners

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  • 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.(MRO)
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training for Maintenance Planners
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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 under utilize 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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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 turn-over
  • 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 24/7 888-632-2093.

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...

MRO Planning and Scheduling Course
Average Rating: 4.73 out of 5 stars
Votes: 5
Reviews: 5

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 benificial 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.
Company: United

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training Public Class and Webinar Schedule

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., January 15 – 17, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., February 12 – 14, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., March 11 – 13, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 15 – 17, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 13 – 15, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 10 – 12, 2020

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at


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