Work Management: Planning and Scheduling

Training overview
Professional Course
2 days

Course description

Work Management: Planning and Scheduling

Maintenance planning and scheduling is the hub for achieving a cost-effective maintenance organization.  Planning and scheduling is the cornerstone to enable excellence in uptime, preventive maintenance, stores, utilization of craftspeople, maintenance cost control, coordination of maintenance schedules with production schedules, and involves engineering in reliability and much more. 

This hands-on seminar filled with IDCON’s experience from a variety of industries and close to 40 years of maintenance management field experience will provide your plant with the critical information needed to improve maintenance planning and scheduling practices. 

With the knowledge from this training, you will be able to improve your crafts people’s effectiveness, reduce equipment downtime and reduce overall maintenance cost over time. 

Course Objectives/Benefits to Participants

  • Improve uptime on critical lines (dependent on industry and current reliability)
  • Reduce maintenance cost over time (10- 40% is common)
  • Improved safety through well thought through (planned) jobs
  • Improve maintenance planner's effectiveness (50 to 300% is not uncommon)
  • Refocus supervisors, planners and crafts people towards quality jobs from a “fire-fighting” role
  • Reduce rework
  • Create time for root cause problem elimination
  • Reduce workforce stress, resulting in reduced “sick time”

Training Method

Using best practice experience and practical exercises the instructor will lead the participants though the essential concepts of this work management process. 

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Who should attend?

Recommended Attendees

  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Operations coordinator (role that coordinates production and maintenance schedules)
  • Craftspeople
  • Store room management

Training content

  • Benefits of Planning and Scheduling
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Determining Priorities
  • Managing Backlog
  • How to Plan work
  • How to Schedule work
  • What happens during execution
  • Recording the job details
  • KPIs to measure
  • How to align the objectives of Best Practices within the organization


$989 / person.



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IDCON has provided reliability and maintenance consulting services to small, mid-sized and large companies since 1972 in over 50 different countries. We work in the heavy process industry in mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, steel and metals, cement,...

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8081 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 320
27617 Raleigh North Carolina

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews

MSP Planner
Lots of knowledge shared by the instructor. I believe the tools shared during the course will help me succeed in my job.
Very informative, great presenter with the experience to back it up.
Maintenance Planner/Scheduler
Excellent instructor with many years of experience in the field which added to the credibility of the training
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