Course detail: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling


Maintenance planning and scheduling is one of the fastest and most effective investments an organization can make to improve productivity and availability. The processes in this course pave the way for planning and control of maintenance resources. Equipment reliability is increased. Waiting times, unnecessary parts and inaccurate information are eliminated. Budgeting is easier and more accurate. Maintenance tasks are as much as 50% more efficient in terms of costs and time.

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling examines a proactive work management process, job estimation and prioritization, backlog management, job plan development, work scheduling and coordination, tracking progress, and supporting reliability engineers with valuable equipment history and root cause analysis input.


Learning Objectives

  • Outline a proactive work management process
  • Calculate work management performance metrics
  • Develop a comprehensive "standard" job plan
  • Apply work planning best practices:
    • Identifying work and submitting work orders
    • Prioritize work using equipment criticality (RIME)
    • Backlog management
    • Estimating work
    • Effective job plans
    • Job kitting
  • Summarize requirements for work management support systems:
    • Equipment data and history
    • Work order system
    • Standard job plans and job libraries
    • Bill of materials
    • Technical library
  • Build a schedule using best practices:
    • Master schedule
    • Schedule constraints
    • Schedule balance and leveling
    • Coordination meetings
  • Develop key partnerships needed for effective maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Differentiate maintenance types and how they impact the planning/scheduling efforts

Who Should Attend

 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


Live Online Training

Virtual, Instructor-Led Training (VILT) combines the benefits of traditional classroom training and online learning. It allows participants to have the experience of live instructor-led training without having to go to a classroom or have the instructor present in person.

Using Zoom's technology, this video-based training allows learners to ask questions, participate in discussions, and get trained together irrespective of their location. Participants in the Institute's virtual classes will learn the same content from the Institute's in-person classes while participating in professionally facilitated sessions with activities that stimulate participation and learning:

  • Online breakout sessions with facilitator support
  • Individual and group assignments and discussions
  • Polls, Q&A, and online whiteboard activities that keep learners engaged

Life Cycle Institute's virtual classes were developed by industry-leading subject matter experts and certified professional instructional designers with experience converting live, instructor-led classes into engaging and effective online learning experiences using learning best practices.

Program Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our online courses, please email or call 785-897-6779 at least four weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

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Course Resources
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Course Information (PDF Document)
Life Cycle Institute Course Schedule 2022-2023 (PDF Document)
Life Cycle Institute Maintenance Management Certification (PDF Document)

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