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Maintenance and Planning and Scheduling Workshop - Virtual Small Class with ZOOM

*This event is a like-minded event and not presented by PEMAC*


Increase Your Workforce without Hiring!

Maintenance planning and scheduling should dramatically improve the productivity of maintenance. For example, a group of 30 maintenance technicians should be performing the work of 47 persons when aided by a single planner. Yet most maintenance organizations do not have a planning function and most that do are frustrated.

Created and led by the author of McGraw-Hill's Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Doc Palmer, the workshop reviews the fundamentals and then provides class exercises to illustrate the principles and techniques to achieve success. This 2-day workshop not only covers the theory and vision, but the nuts and bolts of how planning and scheduling work. Throughout the event, the course encourages the thoughtful development of planning and scheduling activities within your own facility by your team. This course allows class participants to take specific practices home to their own organizations to implement a new planning organization or dramatically improve an existing one.

Consider the following actual successes of companies that have implemented strategies and techniques from the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook:

  • A water and wastewater utility increased its completion rate from 35,000 to 59,000 work orders per year with a 10% smaller workforce.
  • Another wastewater utility completed more CM and PM work while saving $300,000 in overtime, in the first year.
  • An energy plant increased its completion rate from 135 to 203 work orders per week.
  • A pulp mill increased its completion rate from 170 to 225 work orders per week.

Recognizing that most plants already cover their reactive maintenance, almost all of any extra work order completion is purely proactive work. So planning and scheduling answers the question: “How can I do extra proactive work when I have my hands full with reactive work?” Discover and take home these practices to your own company!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop prepares maintenance personnel to become successful. Maintenance Planners and Schedulers who support the Planning and Scheduling function should attend this workshop. The class gives company Change Agents a firm grip on how to implement a successful program. Maintenance Managers and Supervisors, Operations Managers and Supervisors, Purchasing, Materials Management, and Maintenance Engineers, IT Support, and other Reliability personnel including shop floor Craftspersons and Maintenance Clerks should also attend to understand their involvement necessary to support the improvements.

WHEN: Tuesday October 27 and Wednesday October 28 from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm EST Eastern Standard Time. (If you prefer Thursday Oct 29 and Friday Oct 30, from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, you can reply back to your registration confirmation email and request this second class instead.) NOTE!! T-W class is from 10-6:30 and Th-F class is 8-4:30 -Atlanta, Georgia, USA is in this time zone and is still on Daylight Savings Time until November 1. -Zoom login begins at 9:30 am each day for T-W class (at 7:30 for Th-F class). -Doc Palmer will lead us in the English language (American southern English where “yall” means “you” and people have grits for breakfast).

WHERE: On your own computer that has camera, speaker, and microphone. Before the class, you must have Zoom installed on your computer (available free from The strict limit of 10 persons easily allows questions and interactive discussions with attendees and leader Doc Palmer. -Zoom is fairly easy to use and you shouldn’t have trouble with the class, but Zoom does have some helpful tutorials on its website if you want to look at them. Doc Palmer will also be available on Zoom the Monday before the class from 12-3 PM EST if you want to login for a few minutes or so for help to make sure you can connect and function okay.

WORKSHOP FEE: $1,099 USD for Early Bird,” and $1,199 USD after September 29. Includes 2 full days of training and a complete Adobe pdf copy of workshop material sent to your email the week before the class that you can print for reference.

Special Offer! $100.00 discount for PEMAC Members. Attendees would need to register as is and then receive an automated confirmation of payment. Please respond to that email stating they are a member of PEMAC and provide their membership number. A refund of $100.00 will be sent to the credit card used for payment.

McGraw-Hill’s Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook is not required for the class, but may be obtained at McGraw-Hill and other book distributors.

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October 27th, 2020 10:00 AM to October 30th, 2020 4:30 PM
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