Advanced Maintenance Planning & 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 cost. In this type of situation, the maintenance departments feel the lack of resources. Work orders keeps coming in, but not many get done.

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, which will become increasingly reluctant to release equipment in the future. This can directly contribute to higher maintenance costs, inadequate maintenance execution, and rapidly deteriorating plant integrity.

Salvo Global’s masterclass 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-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 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
  • Maximize profits with effective maintenance management and equipment life cycle control
  • Eliminate risk and downtime caused by maintenance defects and failures with highly effective scheduled maintenance

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Supervisors
  • Planners
  • Technicians
  • VPs
  • Directors
  • Division Heads
  • Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Specialists
  • Leaders

Trainer's Background

  • He has 35 years of real-life industrial experience in maintenance planning and scheduling holding key positions in major companies such as Rolls-Royce, SKF, Caterpillar, Dresser-Rand, Shell, and Severn Trent Water.
  • He has developed and delivered training programmes 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, 4 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 (2011), and the William Sweet Smith Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2010).


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 6th – 8th March 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

“Really enjoyed the course, found it extremely relevant in my role. Course content was very good, Len delivered it extremely well. Look forward to doing some future courses with you.”

– Zamil Offshore (Prasarana Sdn Bhd)