Developing a High-Performance Maintenance and Reliability Organization

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Course Overview

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled in-person offering of this course (September 21-22, 2020) has been reformatted to an online version. Click the "View Details" box under "Upcoming Dates" for the online course schedule. If you registered for the in-person offering of this course, we will contact you by email, notifying you of action needed.

Learn how to grow your organization without increasing headcount. You will also learn the importance of standardized operating procedures, how to facilitate their creation, and how to ensure they are followed using sound processes and techniques to develop an asset management strategy. To ensure you achieve success, this course will provide an emphasis on CMMS data management, demonstrate how to measure and manage the maintenance process, how to continually improve both people and process, and how to celebrate your wins.

Who Should Attend?

Perfect course for those who are:

  • Involved in your company’s asset or maintenance management program
  • Part of the change process in maintenance in your organization
  • New to the field
  • A maintenance leader searching for strategies, tools, and techniques to improve effectiveness and team member morale

Additional Information

This course, formerly known as, "Maintenance Management 101," is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential. 

Course Outline

Evaluating your Current Organization and Capability
Where do you stand today with respect to managing assets, including your people?

How to Find
Look for the opportunities and generate quick wins to enforce cultural transformation

Setting a Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
Defining who you are as a maintenance organization and how to impact the business goals

Defining the Future State
Where is your team is going? And what benefits will the company see in return?

Defining the Organizational Needs
What is needed in terms of resources to ensure success?

Developing Processes and Procedures 
A roadmap of key activities to drive success

Growing Flat
Build a lean organization with optimal use of labor and resources

Developing an Asset Management Strategy 
From systems, defining an asset, developing standards for both engineering and maintenance, and execution

Managing Maintenance
How to ensure your processes and procedures are aligned with company goals and delivering value

Measuring Maintenance
Defining key performance indicators and process metrics that deliver value, validate efforts, and drive continuous improvement

Celebrating
Communication strategies to ensure sustainability, recognition of value delivery, and drive your culture

Keep Your Strategy Alive
How to keep a living process that is flexible and moves with your business

Instructors

George Williams

George is the founder and CEO of ReliabilityX. He has a master’s degree in reliability engineering from Monash University. He began his career working for his father in maintenance – performing PMs on trucks and trailers – while in high school. George spent 16 years with a major pharmaceutical company, where he began as a technician and worked his way up to global asset management. In 2015, George’s global team won the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance and Reliability Program. He is a certified maintenance and reliability professional and certified reliability leader. In 2016, he was recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional of the Year. He has earned certifications in vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasound, motion amplification, and plant maintenance management. George is a published author and a recognized leader in reliability. He’s been teaching maintenance and reliability classes for UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development since 2010.

Jeff Oelke

Jeff Oelke oversees the Maintenance and Reliability Certificate offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Professional Development. Mr. Oelke has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. In addition to a thorough understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Quick Response Manufacturing strategies, Mr. Oelke has firsthand experience with assembly, metal forming, welding, plastics, printed circuit layout and fabrication, paint and wood products manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Engineering Professional Development, Mr. Oelke was the managing member of the Continuum Management Group, LLC, Richland Center, WI, and the division manager for supplier development at Deere and Company’s Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. Mr. Oelke possesses MS and BS degrees with concentrations in manufacturing operations and computer hardware architecture.  He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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