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Erik Hupje

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  1. Thank you @Simone and @Edinson Fruto The introduction module will actually set the scene on how planning & scheduling creates value by improving efficiency, reducing downtime and creating more time for proactive tasks like defect elimination. And yes I am also intending to create a FREE short video on how this course helps both individuals and companies. I think that would be very useful to people trying to convince their boss to pay for a course ?
  2. That's an interesting challenge, often an individual company owner takes a much more emotional / subjective view of things ... but the upside is that you only really have to convince one person that changing the way of working could significantly increase his profitability!
  3. @SoufianeWelcome Guessous, digital transformation and the IIoT is certainly a hot topic!
  4. Thanks @Jose Briceno for taking the time to give me your feedback, really much appreciated.
  5. @JvB welcome on board Victor, looking forward to reading more about your activities and thoughts about predictive maintenance.
  6. Welcome @Miguel Acuna , great to have you on board and be part of the community.
  7. Thanks for the feedback @ERNESTOPEREZ, much appreciated. Price would be on the lower end of the scale for a conventional, face-to-face planning & scheduling course. These courses typically range from USD 995 to USD 2495 although in the Middle East some providers get away with charging USD 4500+ for such a course. Final price point will depend on the amount of support and tools that will be included and certification (e.g. SMRP) Roles of planners, schedulers, executors and supervisors will be covered in depth. I expect to grant people lifetime access to the course (including to future updates) and I would expect that to complete the course properly incl. watching all the videos, doing all the assignments would probably take 6-8 weeks assuming you did it as part of your normal day-to-day work (which would be the best approach) Want kind of digital tools & systems would you be looking for? The course will include a suite of spreadsheets and files tools to support the planning & scheduling process like tools to prioritize maintenance work plus a toolkit to help with the implementation of planning & scheduling in an organisation.
  8. Welcome @Ana Carla great to have you join the community.
  9. Welcome @trishaaam and @Peter Hellery great to have you both onboard. Great to see people from all phases of their careers join the community, from those who recently started to those with 42+ years under their belt!
  10. As you may know, I am working on an online course in the area of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling. This will be a high quality, in depth course delivered 100% through an online learning management system. That means you can do the course anytime you want, from anywhere in the world. All you need is a reasonably reliable internet connection. The lessons will be course videos in which I will present and explain the topics. Each lesson will be supported by workbooks, tools, quizzes and assignments for you to complete in your workplace. The online learning management system is truly a state-of-the-art solution that has been adopted by industry giants like The New York Times or the University of Pennsylvania. The system is intuitive, easy to navigate and integrated with a student-only forum where you can ask as many questions as you want. You can directly interact not only with myself as your course instructor, but also with fellow students. Through the forum you can share experience and ask how others tackle specific course-related issues in their organisations. The forum will be professionally moderated and a safe and welcoming environment. And to give even more support, I am also considering adding 'office hours' where you can ask questions live online. I have spent a large amount of time developing the course already, as outlined below: Module 0: Welcome A short module simply to get you get you setup for success. We'll cover course objectives, how we will work together and give an introduction to the online learning management system. Module 1: Introduction to Planning & Scheduling In this module we start the real work. After a brief exploration of the role of maintenance in asset intensive industries we'll explore why we need planning & scheduling. We'll cover the increase in productivity and what that means for the bottom line of the business you work for. But we'll also explore other key benefits of planning & scheduling that are maybe less tangible like workforce motivation and safety. In the final lesson we touch on some critical characteristics of maintenance work that influence how we setup a successful maintenance planning & scheduling process. Module 2: Identify & Prioritise Work Module 2 is all about work is initiated and prioritised. Fail to get this right and you'll continue to chase your tail and will not get out of the reactive maintenance model. Most organisations don't realise how critical this step is. Most managers and supervisors don't want to spend the time on getting this right. In this module I will explain why you don't want to be making that mistake and why putting a lot of effort in creating quality work requests and prioritising them properly is so critical to your success. And in the last lesson we'll touch on some KPIs that you can use to measure your success. Module 3: Plan Work Module 3 is all about maintenance planning, why it is important and the 6 principles that underpin a sound maintenance planning process. We'll talk quite a lot about roles & responsibilities because this is where many organisations go wrong. They burden their maintenance planners with work that should be done by others and in doing so they never reach the productivity improvement they were aiming for. We'll also discuss the level of detail that is required in a maintenance work order, what makes up a good 'work pack' and we'll touch on common mistakes and some useful KPIs. Module 4: Schedule Work Module 4 is all about scheduling. We'll talk about how scheduling is different from planning and why you need both. We'll discuss 5 basic scheduling principles including why you need to schedule for a Frozen week. And we'll delve in to capacity planning. As usual our last lesson in this module will cover KPIs in this case those KPIS that you can use to drive your scheduling process for example Weekly Schedule Compliance.  Module 5: Monitor Work This is a step in the planning & scheduling process that is not often talked about, but it's key to your success. Once the work is planned, all materials are ordered, and purchase orders have gone out for external services you need to keep an eye out on when vendors are available, when materials will arrive at site etc. And when that’s all in place, you need to flag the planned work in your CMMS as 'Ready for Execution' as a handover point to the Scheduler. Module 6: Execute Work Module 6 will be relatively short as this all about executing the maintenance work that has been planned and scheduled. We'll only touch on those aspects of executing work that directly impact our planning & scheduling. Module 7: Close Out Work Module 7 covers the close out of work. This is where we capture everything that went well and the things that didn't go too well. We provide feedback to the planner in terms of planning quality, materials etc. and we capture technical history in the CMMS so the reliability engineers can use that information in their continuous improvement programs. Module 8: Review & Improve Module 8 is all about making things better and better or in other words: Continuous improvement and how to build that into your business and your work processes. We'll delve in to using KPIs to drive performance and the limits to what KPIs can do for you. We'll talk about the need to have a 'process owner' who conducts annual process 'audits' and the value of GEMBA walks. Lesson 4 will touch on a contentious subject - measuring wrench time. How to do it, when to do it and when not. Module 9: Implementing Planning & Scheduling Module 9 is where this course is really completely different than all the other planning & scheduling courses out there. In this module we will give you a tried and tested process to implement planning & scheduling in your organisation. We'll cover the business case, change management basics, setting up your project team for success, the need for coaching and each lesson comes complete with practical tools and techniques that are proven to work when it comes to implementing planning & scheduling in a real business environment. Bonus Module The Bonus Module is just that - a number of bonus lessons that cover topics that are closely related to maintenance planning & scheduling including Shutdown Planning. But before I go any further and really lock down the content, I would love to get your thoughts. Your opinions. What would you like to see in a course on Planning & Scheduling? What do you think are essential parts of an online course? What would stop you from signing up? What would definitely make you join an online course like this?
  11. Hi @Peter Bitter welcome to the community! Judging by the terminology you use I think we might have worked for the same company (shell)? Congratulations on starting your own consultancy, feel free to share the webpage in your forum signature.
  12. @Damian Schneider one thing that has really worked well for me and my teams in the past was to get on top of our own maintenance planning & scheduling process, which created stability in our work environment and lead to a lot fewer requirements to rush materials and spares. When we got our work schedule stabilized the interface with procurement became a lot easier to manage. You probably know Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Productive People (I'm a fan) and one of the habits talks about the concept of Inside Out i.e. if you want someone to be better, be better first yourself. And I found this to really apply when dealing with procurement i.e. we want a better procurement team? well then we should become a better maintenance team first ?
  13. Welcome @Pipin Azrin Some great books to consider are: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook by Doc Palmer Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore Reliability-Centered Maintenance by John Moubray The cheapest way to get a copy would be to buy a second hand copy through amazon, the book depository or abebooks.
  14. @Murray cronk , @Hasbul , @Christian Lindegaard , @Nebojsa Keekez , @Agustin Torres , @Steve , @Prince Brefo Mensah, @Pablo Jesus Welcome everybody! Looking forward to hearing more from all of you. Why not share your thoughts on what your biggest challenges are when it comes to planning & scheduling or start documenting your reliability journey?
  15. Welcome Douglas, looking forward to your contributions
  16. Welcome @Kylezx7r, good to have you with us. I spent the first few years of my career in the UK North Sea (Southern sector though). Learned a lot.
  17. Welcome Ashvin, are you still working in Oil & Gas or have you moved on?
  18. Welcome onboard Joe, looking forward to your contributions.
  19. @Bijoy Xavier I hope you and your family are ok and I think I can say on behalf of this community that our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Kerala.
  20. @gallania Hi Andrea, welcome on board!
  21. Welcome @Ishmael Jim great to have you with us and looking forward to reading your contributions
  22. Hi @Bijoy Xavier I'm by no means an expert in condition monitoring, but I wonder, why are you focussing on bearing life? Is this a major issue in your plant?
  23. Hi @SAMUEL SITALI welcome on board and great to have you with us! What industry do you work in? And what would you ideally like to get out of this community?
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