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Planning and Scheduling Certification

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Planning and Scheduling Certification

Demonstrates commitment to improving productivity and availability through solid work management.

The Clemson University Planning and Scheduling Certification program is designed for professionals responsible for building and sustaining a world-class maintenance planning and scheduling program. Job titles may include:

  • Planners
  • Schedulers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Production Supervisors
  • Reliability Technicians

Our program focuses on empowering learners to:

  • build and sustain a maintenance planning and scheduling program.
  • move your organization from a reactive to a proactive environment.
  • apply work planning best practices.
  • calculate work management performance metrics.
  • develop a comprehensive "standard" job plan.
  • develop governing principles and standard procedures for CMMS data entry and use.
  • describe a disciplined approach to managing work for a planned shutdown.
  • develop an audit and continuous improvement strategy for the planning program.
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Four-Course Program

The Planning and Scheduling Certification is comprised of the four courses below, as well as an exam that will equip you to illustrate your expertise in the area of planning and scheduling.

  • 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 controlling 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 topics including 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.

    In this training, learn how to:

    • 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

    Price: $1,895
    CEUs: 2.1

  • Planning for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages

    After attending this 3-day course, you will save time and money on your next shutdown. Our promise for this program is that you will have a new and deeper understanding of managing large maintenance jobs such as power plant outages and refinery refits. This course is 85% concerned with the time before the shutdown begins. The remaining 15% is the execution tactics to keep the project on course.

    This course includes specific checklists, procedures, strategies, and important outside resources to improve your current shutdown planning and execution. The course also includes examples to demonstrate the major points.

    NOTE: While some industries use outage, shutdown, and turnaround interchangeably, others ascribe very specific and different meanings to the terms. From the planning perspective, however, in this course, we have decided to use the terms interchangeably.

    In this training, learn how to:

    • develop a checklist of everything to consider before the shutdown and when to consider it.
    • evaluate the effectiveness of your current shutdown effort.
    • measure your shutdown efficiency by benchmarking with world-class shutdown strategies.
    • formulate good contractor relations to further reliability.
    • unearth tools and technologies that can smooth the process and create a backbone for effective plant maintenance and reliability.
    • collaborate and balance contractor engagement and in-house staff to obtain an effective workflow.
    • reduce unnecessary costs by properly planning, executing, and closing your shutdown.

    Price: $1,895
    CEUs: 2.1

  • Materials Management

    Managing a storeroom is a balancing act. Storeroom managers must have the materials available to keep production flowing while minimizing inventory investment.

    In this three-day class, you will learn how to ensure the right parts are in the right place at the right time. When you apply the knowledge and skills learned in this class, quality will increase and costs will decrease. You will be able to manage your storeroom in a way that successfully balances the needs of operations and maintenance while optimizing your inventory and carrying costs.

    In this training, learn how to:

    • discuss the materials management challenges that organizations are facing.
    • identify the elements of materials management.
    • discuss how materials management fits into the overall umbrella of Reliability Excellence.
    • discover the characteristics and steps involved in effective materials management processes.
    • discuss the basic steps involved in implementing effective inventory control best practices.
    • summarize the basic steps involved in implementing effective warehouse management best practices.
    • describe how a CMMS can support materials management processes and best practices.
    • identify contributors to total cost of materials.
    • practice techniques to manage inventory investment.
    • define the standard set of basic materials management key performance indicators.
    • develop an inventory/investment management processes action plan.

    Price: $1,895
    CEUs: 2.1

  • Managing Planning and Scheduling

    In Managing Planning and Scheduling, participants build a work management program based on best practices. The course is designed for a Lead Planner or Department Manager to establish a proactive work management program or to transform an existing program into an effective, results-producing department that positively impacts maintenance costs, plant reliability measures, and employee morale.

    Managing Planning and Scheduling examines topics like designing a work management program strategy, developing standard processes and work, establishing program measures, managing staff development, and planning program improvement. Learners will walk away with a solid foundation for an effective maintenance work management program.

    Learn how to:

    • Develop an implementation plan to establish or transform a planning program, including:
      • Establishing program standards and templates
      • Incorporating visual management into your program
      • Job performance feedback and continuous improvement
      • Backlog management
      • Managing the people side of change (change management)
    • Develop an audit and continuous improvement strategy for the planning program
      • How trends in manufacturing and technology impact planning/scheduling
      • How the planner interacts with failure data and root cause analysis efforts
      • How equipment criticality and risk management influence maintenance strategy
    • Describe a disciplined approach to managing work for a planned shutdown
      • Scoping and validating work, project management, communication, reviews, and lessons learned

    Price: $1,895
    CEUs: 2.1

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