Advanced Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

In an ever-increasing competitive industry like Manufacturing, Mining, Power and Utilities, and Oil & Gas, the maintenance division is typically required by management to increase asset and equipment uptime with minor breakdowns and lower maintenance cost. For this type of situation, the maintenance departments feel the lack of resources. Work orders keep coming in, but not many get done.

A study from SMRP shows that the average “wrench time” of available maintenance personnel is only 35%. It means that on an average day, an organization’s maintenance force only spends about 3 ½ hours completing maintenance work during 10 working hours. The remaining hours are wasted on gathering parts, traveling, meetings, breaks, and other “non-productive” activities, that have nothing to do with working on asset and equipment maintenance.

Without proper planning and scheduling, maintenance is uncoordinated, costly, and ineffective, leaving the maintenance team to fail in meeting deadlines. These failures will cause constant problems for the Operations department, which will become increasingly reluctant to release equipment in the future. This can directly contribute to a higher maintenance cost, inadequate maintenance execution, and rapidly deteriorating plant integrity.

Salvo Global’s 5-day online course is designed to build advanced competency in maintenance planning and scheduling. The techniques, that participants will learn in this course, will allow for effective planning and scheduling of maintenance resources. The course covers all the fundamentals and advanced methods and applications, that a suitably qualified professional would use in carrying out fully-functional plant maintenance. In summary, the course provides a step-by-step practical guide to best practices of maintenance planning and scheduling, that will essentially reduce maintenance costs and deliver maximum business benefits.

This training course is based on 35 years of real-life industrial experience of the trainer in maintenance planning and scheduling.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Protect and enhance the values of your plant machinery with the advanced maintenance planning and scheduling best practices principles
  • Learn the roles and duties of a maintenance planner and a scheduler and about the creation of high-quality work orders
  • Discover how to effectively integrate reliability centered maintenance with maintenance planning and scheduling for achieving maximum machinery uptime and essential reduction of maintenance costs
  • Master practical implementation of advanced maintenance planning and scheduling principles, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), and Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Unlock the potential of your CMMS and discuss what other software packages are available and assess their benefits
  • Optimize the management of maintenance backlogs
  • Utilize the latest condition monitoring technologies
  • Maximize profits with effective maintenance management and equipment life cycle control
  • Eliminate risk and downtime, caused by machinery defects and failures with highly effective planned and scheduled maintenance


Who Should Attend?

VPs, Directors, Division Heads, Managers, Superintendents, Specialists, Leaders, Supervisors, Foremen, Planners, Technicians, & Engineers from the following departments:

  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Reliability
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Shutdowns & Turnarounds
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Static Equipment
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Integrity
  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Production
  • Process
  • Inspection

From industries including but not limited to:

  • Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities, Manufacturing, Construction, Petrochemicals/Chemicals, Manufacturing, Transportation & Rail, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Aerospace, etc.
  • All other industries, that see leadership skills and physical asset management as a factor to business success, such as facilities management and operations

Trainer's Background

He holds a PhD and a Dr. of Sciences (Habilitation) degree. He has trained and consulted for different industries worldwide. He has 35 years of real-life industrial experience in maintenance planning and scheduling, holding key industrial contracts in major companies such as Rolls-Royce, SKF, Caterpillar, Dresser-Rand, Shell, and Severn Trent Water.

He has developed and delivered training programs worldwide for power & utilities, oil & gas, and manufacturing, including courses on maintenance planning and scheduling, machinery failure analysis and prevention, reliability centered maintenance, condition monitoring of machinery, risk assessment for production and operations, and problem solving and decision making.

He is also the author of over 200 publications (including 17 patents, 11 books, and 2 book chapters) in the areas of maintenance, condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems, and root cause analysis.

Due to his many contributions, he has received many awards such as the Oxford OBN Award (2014), the Rolls-Royce Innovation Award (2012), the William Sweet Smith Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2010), the 2019 Rolls-Royce Innovation Award, and COMADIT Prize “For significant contribution through research/development in condition monitoring to benefit of industry or society”, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, UK, 2017.

He is an acclaimed entity in the field, holding several key positions in organizations such as:

  • The Executive Director, the International Society for Condition Monitoring
  • The Chairman, World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (2007)
  • The Chairman, International Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Conferences (2008-2016)
  • The General Chairman, First World Congress Condition Monitoring and Maintenance (2017)
  • Past Chairman, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology Technical Committee of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
  • Editor-in-Chief, “Condition Monitoring” book series
  • Fellow, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
  • Fellow, International Association of Engineers
  • Fellow, UK Institution of Diagnostic Engineers
  • Honorary Co-Chair, World Congress of Engineering (2007-2016)
  • Past President, International Institute of Acoustics
  • The Editor-in-Chief, the International Journal of Engineering Sciences (SCMR)

He has helped many notable organisations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advice. These include:

  • AngloGold
  • Shell
  • Newcrest
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Rolls Royce
  • Jebba Hydro Electric Company
  • BASF
  • Sunpower
  • Scottish Southern Energy
  • Saudi Electricity Company

Event Details

14th – 18th June 2021
7 AM – 10 AM UTC
Online Workshop

      “Trainer knowledge of topic was excellent and he was able to answer all participant questions.”

      General Manager Plant, Cement Industries of Malaysia