Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management

Areas of Study: Mining | Maintenance

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This course provides current insights and practical suggestions for implementing maintenance management as a viable and valuable asset for any industry seeking to improve its operating systems.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 18 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

This course provides current insights and practical suggestions for implementing maintenance management as a viable and valuable asset for any industry seeking to improve its operating systems.

Intended as a senior level reference for both maintenance and nonmaintenance professionals alike, Uptime provides an overview of maintenance management. It examines various elements that maintenance managers deal with and offers guidelines for maintenance success, specifically, useful information about "what" works well and "how" to achieve it. Whenever possible, the author has attempted to stay away from excessive details that are likely to be more confusing than illuminating to lay readers; he has tried to balance this by providing enough information to help the dedicated maintenance professional make informed choices. Brief "Summary" sections appear at the end of each session. These outline key points for executives and managers who want to focus on significant points without getting bogged down in minutiae.

Course Content

The course comprises 21 learning sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images, references and appendices, and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 18 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine which maintenance activities to focus on to become more predictable and less reactive.
  • Determine the optimum level of inventory of maintenance parts, materials, and consumables.
  • Establish whether or not specialist maintenance engineering support is needed.
  • Establish organization arrangements that are appropriate to needs.
  • Discuss how to attract and keep capable people to maintain sophisticated equipment systems

Recommended Background

  • Technical diploma or degree in engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience of plant and/or equipment maintenance in a production environment.

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.