Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability
SMRP Body of Knowledge Training

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Course Overview

This 5-day Maintenance and Reliability Certification Preparation Course offers an in-depth exploration into the core principles and practices essential for professionals in the maintenance and reliability field. The program is meticulously structured around five key areas of knowledge, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of business and management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, organizational leadership, and work management. Through a blend of lectures, interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will delve into topics such as strategic leadership, financial management, predictive and preventive maintenance, root cause analysis, and the optimization of work processes. These sessions are designed to foster practical application of concepts in real-world scenarios, enhancing the learning experience.

Emphasizing the significance of effective communication, change management, and the cultivation of a continuous improvement culture within organizations, the course aims to equip attendees with the skills and insights necessary to drive operational excellence. The final day is dedicated to consolidating knowledge through a comprehensive review and focused preparation for the certification exam. This course is not only a steppingstone towards achieving a prestigious certification in the field but also a valuable opportunity for professionals to refine their skills, broaden their understanding, and make a substantial impact on their organization's performance.

Key Takeaways

Analyze financial and leadership strategies to effectively align maintenance operations with organizational goals, including cost-benefit analysis and ROI calculations.
Evaluate and implement advanced maintenance strategies, such as predictive and preventive maintenance, to significantly enhance equipment reliability and operational efficiency.
Develop and execute comprehensive work management plans, utilizing prioritization, planning, and scheduling techniques to optimize maintenance workflows and resource utilization.
Lead organizational change initiatives by employing strategic communication and team-building exercises, promoting a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
Prepare for the certification exam through a thorough review of key concepts and practice questions, developing a strategic approach to mastering the exam content.

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Course Outline

Day 1: Business & Management
Introduction and Overview

•Course Introduction
•Welcome and introductions
•Overview of the course objectives, schedule, and materials

Introduction to Maintenance and Reliability

•The importance of maintenance and reliability in modern industries
•Overview of the CMRP certification, the exam structure, and the five pillars

Developing a Maintenance Culture, Vision and Mission

•Key elements of a strong maintenance culture
•Techniques for cultivating a culture of continuous improvement.

Strategy and planning, Performance Evaluation and Financials

•Maintenance strategy and planning
•Strategic planning for maintenance operations
•Aligning maintenance strategies with business objectives

The Role of Maintenance and Reliability in Business Performance

•How maintenance and reliability contribute to operational excellence
•Case studies highlighting the impact of effective maintenance on business outcomes.

Budgeting, Cost Control, and ROI

•Detailed approaches to budgeting for maintenance operations
•Techniques for cost control and optimization in maintenance
•Calculating ROI for maintenance activities and investments.

Day 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability
Fundamentals of Manufacturing Reliability

•Understanding manufacturing processes
•Key components and challenges of manufacturing processes
•The role of reliability in manufacturing efficiency

Improving Process Reliability

•Strategies and methodologies for enhancing process reliability
•Using data and analytics to drive process improvements.

Equipment Reliability and RCA

•Manufacturing process reliability practices
•Best practices for equipment maintenance and reliability
•Introduction to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
•5S, six sigma, lean manufacturing, pareto, graph and visualization

Root Cause Analysis Techniques

•Deep dive into RCA methods (5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, FMEA)
•Hands-on exercises to practice RCA on real-world scenarios.

Day 3: Equipment Reliability
Maintenance Strategies

•Differences and applications of predictive vs. preventive maintenance
•Technologies and tools for predictive maintenance (vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasound, etc.)

Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

•Reliability Failure patterns
•Reliability modeling and calculations
•Practice and case study

Advanced Reliability Techniques

•Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
•In-depth exploration of RCM principles and benefits
•Steps for implementing an RCM program

Condition Monitoring and Asset Management

•Techniques for condition-based maintenance
•Implementing an effective asset management strategy.

Maintenance Optimization

•Methods for optimizing maintenance schedules and resources
•Case studies on maintenance optimization and its impacts.

Day 4: Organization & Leadership
Organizational Effectiveness

•Change management for maintenance teams
•Understanding the impact of change in maintenance settings
•Strategies for leading change in maintenance and reliability initiatives.

Leadership in Maintenance

•Characteristics of effective leadership in a maintenance context
•Strategies for developing leadership skills within maintenance teams

Communication and Development

•Effective communication in maintenance
•Communication strategies for maintenance leaders
•Overcoming common communication barriers in technical teams

Training and Competency Development

•Identifying and addressing training needs within maintenance teams
•Developing a competency framework for maintenance personnel

Day 5: Work Management
Work Identification and Execution

•Work identification and prioritization
•Techniques for effective work identification and prioritization
•Implementing work request and work order processes.

Maintenance Scheduling and Planning

•Principles of effective maintenance scheduling
•Tools and software to support scheduling and planning

Performance Management and Exam Prep

•Measuring maintenance performance
•Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for maintenance operations
•Benchmarking and continuous improvement in maintenance

Exam Preparation and Review

•Review of key concepts from all five pillars with an emphasis on exam-relevant material
•Final tips and strategies for the CMRP exam
•Sample exam questions and a mock test to assess readiness.

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for

Maintenance Managers and Supervisors looking to enhance their leadership skills and operational efficiency.

Reliability Engineers seeking to deepen their understanding of maintenance strategies and reliability principles.

Plant Managers aiming to improve plant performance and align maintenance activities with business objectives.

Maintenance Technicians and Engineers interested in advancing their knowledge and preparing for certification to boost their career prospects.

Operations Managers responsible for overseeing maintenance functions and ensuring operational excellence.

Asset Managers focused on optimizing asset reliability and performance through effective maintenance strategies.

Quality Assurance Professionals seeking to understand the impact of maintenance and reliability on product quality and consistency.

Anyone aspiring to achieve professional certification in maintenance and reliability to validate their skills and knowledge in the field.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
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What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.