Advanced Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

In an ever-increasing competitive industries 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 cost. For this type of situation, the maintenance departments feel the lack of resources. Work orders keeps 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 on completing maintenance work. The remaining hours are wasted on gathering parts, travelling, 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 team to fail in meeting deadlines. These failures will cause constant problems for the Operations department, who will become increasingly reluctant to release equipment in the future. This can directly contribute to higher maintenance cost, inadequate maintenance execution and rapidly deteriorating plant integrity.

Salvo Global’s 3-day 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 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 scheduler and creation of high-quality work orders
  • Discover how to effectively integrate reliability centred 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 System and discuss what other software packages are available and asses their benefits
  • Optimize the management of maintenance backlogs
  • Utilize the latest condition monitoring technologies
  • Maximise profits with effective maintenance management and equipment life cycle control
  • Eliminate risk and downtime caused by maintenance defect and failure with highly effective 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, 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

  • A World-renowned maintenance expert with over 35 years of real-life industrial experience. He is the author of over 200 publications in the areas o maintenance, condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems and root cause analysis
  • Elected Chairman of the International Society for Maintenance and Condition Monitoring
  • President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations USA
  • Elected Chairman of the Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Technical Committee of the British Institute of Nondestructive Testing
  • The British Institution of Non-destructive Testing established “The Len Gelman Award” for the best paper at the annual International Conference on Maintenance and Condition Monitoring
  • Received the 2011 Rolls-Royce Innovation Award , 2014 Oxford OBN Award and the 2010 William Sweet Smith Prize form the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 9th – 11th September 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Makati, Philippines


Date: 16th – 18th September 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

“The training helped us to schedule and plan more effectively”

– Saudi Electricity Company


“Overall good and usefull training. The main strength of training was plant maintenance methodology.”

– Dolphin Energy Limited


“Trainer knowledge of the topic was excellent and he was able to answer participants’ questions.”

– General Manager Plant (Cement Industries of Malaysia)