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Training for Reliability and Maintenance Excellence


TrueWorkShopTM Summary

TrueWorkShopTM Series and Courses: The following provides a summary of selected TrueWorkShopsTM offered at various times as public sessions and always available as onsite presentations in the USA and around the World.

Onsite presentations are customized for you and presented as applicable to your unique maintenance operation. TMEII understands and has experience in almost all maintenance areas where applications can have extreme differences within the "operating context of the assets."

We have a 100% guarantee you will have a return-on-investment from all the TrueWorkShopsTM you attend and can achieve your chosen certification goals. Find out the tremendous advantages of TMEII's TrueWorkShopTM approach to training by clicking on this link now. >> TrueWorkShopsTM



Achieving Reliability from Data: You Can Build and Implement Optimal Decision Policies by Managing Uncertainty

The "Achieving Reliability from Data" course is comprehensive. It provides the maintenance manager or engineer with confidence in his knowledge of every reliability related topic relevant to the practical maintenance environment. The course has four modules. Participants will, upon completion, know precisely the practical actions they and their colleagues must take in order to transform their data to cost effective reliability.

For many decades now, maintenance engineers have tried to harvest data so as to improve the reliability and lower the cost of operating the physical assets within their operations. They gathered, manipulated, displayed, and stored data in great quantities. Today, limitless data emanates from the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system as well as from Condition Based Monitoring programs such as vibration monitoring, oil analysis, and motor current analysis.

Equipment embedded sensors can communicate through the Internet of Things (IoT). Operational and control data stream into real time databases adding further possibilities and complexity to the goal of achieving reliability from fact. A robust cost/benefit return on invested resources devoted to data centric maintenance activities must, nevertheless, bear the scrutiny of the chief financial officer. This course addresses that specific challenge.

Who Should Attend

The "Achieving Reliability from Data" course will provide vital guidance to maintenance, operational, management, and engineering personnel, all of whom will benefit from the skills required to model maintenance related data for the purpose of optimal, verifiable, day-to-day decision making.

• Engineering Managers • Facility Managers • Instrumentation Engineers and Key Process & Instrumentation Technicians • Maintenance Engineers • Maintenance Foremen • Maintenance Managers • Maintenance Planners • Maintenance Superintendents • Maintenance Supervisors • Operations Managers • Physical Asset Managers • Plant Directors • Plant Engineers • PM/PdM Coordinators • Property Managers • Reliability Managers • Reliability Engineers

From Industries including but not limited to:

Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, Government, Construction, Food & Beverages, Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemicals etc... And, ALL other industries that see physical asset management as a factor to their business success such as facilities management, and healthcare facilities management operations.

For complete TrueWorkShopTM course outline of this new offering go to: Achieving Reliability from Data

Other Complete TrueWorkShopTM details, content and training objectives are available as PDF downloads by clicking on the TrueWorkShopTM titles shown below.

The Maintenance Planning for Excellence 4-Part Series - This 4-part series includes the following TMEII TrueWorkShopsTM. Although offered as a 4-part series, each course is also a stand alone TrueWorkShopTM.

Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating and Scheduling - This important offering is recognized worldwide as the very best course for this essential best practice. It is the topic of TMEII's new book planned for completion in 2014 which is focused upon day-to-day scheduling for petrochemical operations. This TrueWorkShopTM applies to small, medium, and large operations for all types of maintenance operations; discrete manufacturing, continuous processes, facilities maintenance and fleet maintenance including the "green industry" and golf courses. TMEII staff has helped clients recruit, train, install and follow-up on over 300 actual planners around the World. This course is also for all Maintenance Leaders and key Top Leaders "Certification for The ACE Team Process for Estimating" being available that must implement and fully understand the importance and benefits from this practice. Many case studies from TMEII along with practical exercises make this course one that can provide a relatively quick ROI from your planner investment.

The ACE Team Process for Estimating for Measuring Maintenance Type Work - ACE is an acronym for "A Consensus of Experts"; experts who know and have performed maintenance work. It includes the complete process ranging from selecting and analyzing benchmark jobs for actual wrench time for job tasks up to the development of the planned time for the schedule that includes planned travel and other miscellaneous time not considered wrench time. The process trains the planner and ACE Team members to analyze job tasks (that also become standard job plans) in terms of repair method, safety, quality and reliability issues.

Effective Plant Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) Management - Maintenance shutdowns, turnarounds and large retrofits require different skill sets than planner/schedulers require for day–to-day corrective and "small: maintenance repair projects. Project management is a extensive cross-functional process planner/schedulers must understand because their role is so important.

Maximizing the Value from Contract Maintenance Services - Contracted Maintenance services of all types are here to stay and growing fast around the World. Getting maximum value is the challenge when contractors do not have... nor work at your site with proactive maintenance processes. Currently this is the only course that addresses how to ensure contractor productivity.

If you are a maintenance contractor you will find this course very valuable. Contract Maintenance Leaders will find out how to show clients measured benefits, improve their business proposition for outsourcing maintenance and how to achieve their own profit optimization and customer service.

Advanced Maintenance Leadership for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) - This is also one of our newest TrueWorkShopTM offering and will help:

  1. Enhance essential Maintenance Leadership skills to effectively perform change management & cultivate a reliability excellence culture
  2. Improve craft productivity and Overall Craft Effectiveness (OCE) through better leadership, communication & people management skills
  3. Ensure successful adoption and implementation of asset management improvements with absolute compliance from artisans, technicians & contractors
  4. Understand important measurement techniques and framework to define results
  5. Apply key elements of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  6. Systematically analyze and conduct Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) to effectively identify equipment criticality of key assets, prioritize tasks & minimize waste
  7. Utilize problem-solving techniques of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to eliminate repeated failures and decrease failure frequency
  8. Ensure management support by making optimal and economically justifiable suggestions based on Life Cycle Costing and Replacement Analysis
  9. Effectively benchmark performance against world class best practices and transit from PAS 55:2008 to
    ISO 55000

This course is also based strongly on concepts used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course.

Advanced Maintenance Practices for Reliability & Benchmarking for Reliability & Maintenance Excellence - This course covers advanced topics plus "the essential basics" for leaders at all levels. You receive technical knowledge to apply practices from all major categories from TMEII's Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence. This course requires both pre-course and post-course activities along with pre- and post-course testing. And without question, you receive the most extensive set of course references and a copy of McGraw-Hill's Maintenance Benchmarking and Best Practices: A Profit and Customer-Centered Approach and 2) Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating and Scheduling, both by Ralph W. "Pete" Peters.

This course is also based strongly on concepts used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course.

Continuous Reliability Improvement of Rotating Equipment - You gain a working knowledge of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) all integrated with Risk-Based Maintenance (RBM) of critical assets. While focused upon rotating equipment you will gain the knowledge about a wide range of reliability and predictive maintenance technologies and the "mathematics of reliability". This course covers the six maintenance resources and how they should be covered within a strategic plan, how leadership driven teams work, keys to implementation, measuring results and ROI for investments in maintenance. Extensive reliability references and all of TMEII's benchmarking tools are included with much more. Again, this course is also based strongly on concepts used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course.

Effective Maintenance Leadership for Improving Craft Productivity - We know there is a scarcity of qualified crafts people around the USA and the World. As a result of many factors, craft productivity declines due to "status quo maintenance managers". There is also a shortage of true "Maintenance Leaders". This course focuses upon improving two important things: Maintenance Leadership and Craft Labor Productivity. You will gain renewed capabilities for being a modern day Maintenance Leader. And this is today's only course addressing craft productivity and how to improve Overall Craft Effectiveness (OCE).

Modernizing Your Maintenance Storeroom and Improving MRO Materials Management - Lack of MRO parts and materials obviously can be the "game breaker". Having parts in-house but lost is even worse. Of all the opportunities found from over 300 Scoreboard Assessments, this TrueWorkShopTM title sums it up perfectly. A top improvement opportunity!

This course ranges from layout design principles to Strategic Sourcing of MRO items. This is another course from TMEII considered the best available.

Go LEAN for Maintenance Excellence - Lean has been a popular business term. Sometimes lean is viewed as "let's indiscriminately cut maintenance staff". Go LEAN here is about "Working Smarter-Not Harder" a retro-phase from the early 1970s used now by Harvard Business Review (HBR) and other business publications. This course focuses on Value Engineering (VE) and the best from the past and present; now used in modern business literature. Work Simplification, Total Quality, Six Sigma, positive mental attitude essentials, Purpose Driven Life principles and effective "teaming processes" will be crystallized into philosophies and techniques that will help you manage and lead maintenance forward as a true profit and customer-centered maintenance enterprise.

Condition-Based Maintenance with Preventive and Predictive Technologies - A TrueWorkShopTM that concentrates on Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) technologies to identify equipment problems for earlier and easier prevention of failure. Understanding these old and new technologies will achieve measurable results in more efficient plant and facilities maintenance, increased, productivity, lower operating costs and improved asset availability. Upon the successful completion of this TrueWorkShopTM, participants will have the knowledge about Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) and monitoring and the know how to optimize reliability with the latest technology. They will understand why a Continuous Reliability Improvement (CRI) strategy is far superior to a pure RCM approach. Attendees will use The Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence to audit current use of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance applications and how to improve both areas. They will see how performing maintenance affects reliability and the techniques and control systems for component condition monitoring.

Total Asset Integrity Management: Going Beyond ISO 5000 - Mission-critical asset integrity management (AIM) topics from this TrueWorkShop™ will help all operations optimize safety and profits, to mitigate challenges, improve reliability and maintenance and production performance. A successful upstream Asset Integrity Management program incorporates design, maintenance, inspection, process, operations, and management concepts. All these disciplines impact the integrity of infrastructure and equipment. You will review the best practices required to achieve a comprehensive, fully integrated system for asset integrity with a plant culture directed at gaining greater lifetime asset effectiveness, true value, safety, availability, and increased profitability from production and manufacturing assets.

The scope of Asset Integrity Management program is very broad. To be successful it must incorporate asset design, maintenance, monitoring, inspection, process, operations, information technology and management concepts, since all these disciplines impact the integrity of infrastructure and equipment. In addition, you must understand the concepts used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course.

Maximizing the Value of Your CMMS System - Just like many IT systems and program suites, the functionality of CMMS systems (of all types from System Analysis and Program Development (SAP) to MicroMain) are not fully utilized. Via The CMMS Benchmarking System, an exclusive from TMEII, you will see clearly where you stand with you CMMS/EAM. You will learn techniques to gain full value from an important maintenance investment. For IT staff members needing a better understanding of maintenance processes and true information needs, this course is for you as well. You will understand "why CMMS is not the solution". But you will see that CMMS is the core requirement for a true maintenance business system integrating all maintenance best practices for bottom line, measurable results. To fully understand the power of your current CMMS/EAM you must understand the concepts used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course.

Commissioning Petro-Chemical Plants with Excellence: "Deliver on the Promise Successful commissioning of new plants, major start-up of new units, equipment and even individual systems requires planning, organizing and controlling. There must be early and careful methodical, detailed planning which is the key to all levels of success of any commissioning. Proper planning defines many important tasks defining scope, approach, goals, organization, control plans, schedule, methods, safety, quality, equipment, crews, information flows, threats, and opportunities. Successful planning for commissioning is done in a variety of forums: meetings, visits, presentations, negotiations, alone or with others. Learning outcomes and professional development for participants will:

  • Define a thorough before planning evaluation of lessons learned from other commissioning projects. 
  • Know commissioning includes mechanical completion, equipment verification, systems validation, production operations, start-up, and continuing production. 
  • Understand what needs planning at the strategic, tactical, operational, & task/tools level for each phase of commissioning. 
  • Examine commissioning resources and their management to ensure quality and quantity of each: people,supervision, tools, materials, project equipment, information, time, and money. 
  • Understand that mechanical completion, equipment verification, and systems validation requires detailed planning and careful execution. Inspect, verify and account for incredible amounts of information and documentation.
  • Learn why operators and maintenance participate in all three phases to verify, validate, and ensure quality of equipment and systems. 
  • Operators and production supervision are the keys to start-up. The commissioning team must be relentless in providing the best training, reference materials, and start-up plans to make start-up flawless. 
  • Learn how maintenance technicians and supervision must integrate with production preparing equipment maintenance plans along with lubricating, watching, helping, and adjusting, during start-up. 
  • Develop progress and quality controls to assure flawless production and maintenance plans for maximum up time and asset reliability.
  • Documentation and control procedures for all systems and equipment included within the scope of the commissioning project.

To fully understand the power your current CMMS/EAM you must also understand the 'data' used in the Achieving Reliability from Data course

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The PRIDE-in-Maintenance Series

These are highly focused and short 2-4 hour sessions. They are custom designed for each type organization, the current site objectives and planned for 3 distinct areas within an organizational structure. These three areas include:

  1. Top Leaders: C-positions, especially the CFO, VP Operations, Managing Directors, Engineering Managers and also Engineering & Maintenance Managers that also have direct maintenance responsibilities
  2. Maintenance Leaders: Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Planners, Schedulers Foremen, Storeroom Managers, Maintenance Engineers and Reliability Engineers
  3. Craft Leaders: Subject matter experts (SME), team/crew leaders and technician specialists in all areas

PRIDE-in-Maintenance I: (Craft Leaders and Support Staff Only) - The recognition and celebration of crafts people and support staff is what this session is all about. And it is about getting ideas from them to support improving your maintenance operation. Each attendee gets numerous references plus the book 2 books by TMEII's founder, Ralph W. "Pete" Peters in addition to the book PRIDE-Maintenance - Remember Who For!.

Key course deliverables? Attendees will:
1. Gain greater appreciation of their important roles
2. Gain greater PRIDE-in-Maintenance for their profession
3. Provide real ideas for improvement across a broad spectrum of activities
4. Gain commitment that their Maintenance Leaders will listen to ideas

PRIDE-in-Maintenance II: Maintenance Leaders (all levels) - Selling Craft Leaders and Top leaders on taking the journey toward maintenance excellence is what this session is all about. And it is about developing a strategic plan for maintenance and reliability excellence that Top Leaders will accept and Craft Leaders and the shop floor will support. Again it is about gaining total support for improving your physical asset management operation. This session also focuses upon making Maintenance Managers understanding how they can evolve into becoming True Maintenance Leaders. Each attendee gets numerous references plus the 2 books by TMEII's founder, Ralph W. "Pete" Peters in addition to the book PRIDE-in-Maintenance - Remember Who For!

PRIDE-in-Maintenance III: Top Leaders - Educating Top Leaders about the "High Cost of Gambling With Maintenance" is what this session is all about. And it is about getting their attention and commitment to maintenance and maintenance strategies with clearly defined return on investment. They will understand how in house maintenance can be profit and customer-centered and some of the cons associated with outsourcing a core business requirement. Each attendee will get two books by Ralph W. "Pete" Peters, TMEII's Founder. A number of examples of the Good, Bad, and Ugly Case Studies from TMEII’s experience over the past forty years are shared. Each attendee gets numerous references plus the 2 books by TMEII's founder, Ralph W. "Pete" Peters in addition to the book PRIDE-in-Maintenance - Remember Who For!