Course detail: TECH2100 - Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Planning and scheduling is one of the fastest and most effective investments an organization can make to improve productivity and availability. Equipment reliability is increased. Costs and availability of maintenance stores are improved. Waiting times, unnecessary parts and inaccurate information are eliminated. Budgeting is easier and more accurate. Maintenance tasks are as much as 50% more cost and time-efficient.

The processes participants learn in this class develop skills in planning and control of maintenance resources. This three-day course teaches proven processes that are fundamental to effective planning and scheduling and successful CMMS/EAMS deployment. As a participant in the course, you will engage in hands-on activities that build systems-independent process knowledge and skills you can apply immediately.


  • Define the planner/scheduler environment
    • Understand common maintenance problems, delays and inefficiencies
    • Define the nature of repair (reactive) vs. maintaining (proactive)
    • Sustain the commitment and support of management
  • Develop an effective planning program
    • Apply a maintenance assessment process and a proactive maintenance timeline
    • Coordinate the roles and responsibilities of maintenance supervisors and planners
    • Differentiate between reactive, preventive and predictive maintenance
    • Explain work measurement to the maintenance work team
    • Use performance metrics, PM compliance, schedule compliance, backlog, efficiency, and labor utilization
    • Define the essentials of critical path planning
  • Manage scheduling and coordination
    • Define the term "backlog" and understand its relationship to estimating
    • Balance manpower demand
  • Create effective job plans
    • Prepare a detailed job plan
    • Plan individual job activities

Who Should Attend?

Successful maintenance planning and scheduling programs require the disciplined application of proven processes and interdepartmental partnerships. It is important for departments that are influenced and impacted by the processes to understand the processes. People in the following roles should participate in this training:

  • Maintenance Planner/Schedulers
  • Production Supervisors
  • Storeroom Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Operation Coordinators
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Plant Engineers


Part of the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program

Course Resources
Life Cycle Institute Maintenance Management Certification Information
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Course Information

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