Uptime for the Down Times - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management

Uptime for the Down Times - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management

AREAS OF STUDY: Maintenance | Mining

Qualifies for CMS

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  • Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
  • CEUs: 0.8 (8 PDHs) Tool Tip

Course Summary


Improvements in maintenance result in both lower operating costs and increased revenue potential. Getting it right requires cooperation between production, maintenance, engineering and purchasing groups, often difficult to achieve without a common set of guiding principles and techniques. Employing a valid discounted cash flow model, backed up by realistic operating inputs, and developing an excellent maintenance and asset management strategy, are keys to achieving industry-leading results. In down markets we need to focus more on cost reduction so there is an immediate need for improvements that cost little yet deliver more.

This webcast will help you:

  • Reduce maintenance costs through easy to implement and inexpensive successful practices
  • Reduce the risks to safety, environmental compliance and business performance due to equipment failures
  • Deliver more uptime - availability of physical assets for your business
  • Shift from reactive to proactive approaches in managing
  • Identify what you can do today to get the changes started


  • Show how conventional management thinking and approaches are often destructive – ruining efforts to operate equipment and systems reliably and sustainably. In particular, short term savings in maintenance can result in real long term pain.
  • Demonstrate how spending a little a can save a lot. We'll show how to optimize maintenance practices to get the optimal performance from your assets.
  • Introduce new concepts about equipment and human behavior and how to use them effectively. 
  • Show the differences required in managing both older and younger components of your workforce. 
  • Get you past "benchmark thinking".  We will introduce successful practices from a variety of industries and show what makes those practices successful.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia, University of Arizona and University of Concepción. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered participants who attend the entire webcast and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.

Who Should Attend?

The course will be of particular interest to purchasing, maintenance, engineering and production professionals from mining companies that operate fleets of large haul trucks and mobile mining equipment, vehicles, plants and facilities. It will also be of interest to suppliers of mining equipment, financial analysts, insurers and lenders to the mining industry to help gain an understanding of what mining companies can do to actively reduce business risks.

James V. Reyes-Picknell

James Reyes-Picknell is co-founder and President of ConsciousAsset. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto; he is a registered professional engineer, certified management consultant, and certified maintenance and reliability professional. James is a published author, teacher/trainer, speaker and a respected professional advisor and subject matter expert in his field.

With over 35 years of hands-on experience in engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability management and business consulting, James has an in-depth knowledge of business systems and the management of physical, process and human factors within organizations. He teaches and provides expert advice to clients on strategy, processes, process improvement, human and business transformation. James specializes in strategy, reliability and organizational change.

In 2006 he became a published author, writing the second edition of "Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" and in 2009 he published "Uptime Made Easy", a handbook for companies interested in getting started on the right path to self-improvement.

Provisional Schedule

This webcast will be held from 8:00am to 11:00am PDT/Vancouver, Canada time.

Check the exact time and date in your city.

This webcast is divided into three sessions with following topics:

Session 1: 10 June 2014, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

Uptime Model of Excellence

  • Overview of the model and how its 10 elements fit together
  • The Uptime fit within Asset Management
  • The business case for Uptime


  • Methods for developing improvement strategies for excellence in maintenance
  • Discussion of strategy development methods for making improvements including a highly successful approach that isn't in the book
  • Human resources in maintenance
  • Discussion of the human element
Session 2: 11 June 2014, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

Essentials - Part 1

  • Work Management (includes a simple demo)
  • Materials Management – maintenance can’t succeed without it
  • Discussion of the ways maintenance creates its own problems with materials

Essentials - Part 2

  • Basic Care – the simple things that sustain asset reliability
  • Performance Management – influencing behaviour through measures and incentives
  • Support Systems for Maintenance – keep it as simple and user friendly as you can
Session 3: 12 June 2014, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

Choosing Excellence – Part 1

  • Asset reliability – attaining and sustaining it
  • Proactive approaches – RCM and MTA/PMO
  • Reactive approaches – dealing with the assets that fall through the cracks

Choosing Excellence – Part 2

  • Process optimization
  • Teamwork and TPM

Getting Started

  • How to breathe life into your improvement initiatives
  • This will be a discussion of specific situations you are faced with

How to Register

To register yourself, click the 'Register Now' button and complete the online registration form.

To register on behalf of someone else, or to register groups of 2 or more, please contact us; discounts may apply.

Questions? Please contact Edumine: +1 604 683 2037 or [email protected] and we will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Registration Deadline

Online registration ends 15 minutes prior to the webcast; however phone registration can be accepted up to the start of the webcast. Please call +1 604 683 2037 ext. 259 for last-minute reservations. Webcasts fill up quickly. Early booking is advised!


The fee covers the lecture, access to electronic course notes, Pre-Course e-Learning and a certificate of attendance.

Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 5 or more OR if you provide your Annual Edumine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.

This webcast is designed for both individual and group participation and would make an excellent company-sponsored in-house training event. If you have a group of twenty or more who would like to attend this course from one location, please contact us at +1 604 683 2037 for special pricing.

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System Requirements

To attend this webcast, you will need a computer with a high-speed internet connection (DSL or cable). You will also need a phone line or integrated microphone in your PC or a headset. For your comfort, it is recommended that you use a speaker phone or headset to connect to the webcast. Our system will support both PC and Apple computers using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Accessing the Webcast

One day prior to the webcast, you will be emailed a link for the webcast. About 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time, simply go to the website provided in the email. You should be able to simply click on the link in the email; however, some email programs may require that you copy the address and paste it into your browser's address bar. You will be asked to enter your name and email address, and you will need to enter the password that was sent to you in the email. Once you have logged in, a screen will pop up with the Voice over IP option or a toll/toll-free telephone number to call. Of course, our team is available to help if you have any questions about accessing the webcast: +1 604 683 2037 ext. 259.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting the webcast registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the cost of the webcast.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation prior to the webcast but within 9 business days of the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the delegate's payment less a 10% administration fee.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation after the webcast has started, or misses all or a portion of the webcast without notice, no refund will be granted.

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