Kaizen Institute South Africa has introduced a two-day Mexcellence Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (MPS) Master Class aimed at boosting the productivity of maintenance teams by up to 50%, facilitating predictive maintenance and reduced machine failures in the process.
“The primary objective of Kaizen’s Mexcellence MPS Master Class is to improve the productivity of maintenance technicians and to assist companies to move from a reactive to proactive work culture,” says Mbuso Nkosi, Managing Director of Kaizen Institute South Africa.
“Productivity (measured as wrench time) of plant maintenance technicians working reactively is generally below 30%. This means that a mechanic for example, working an average eight-hour day, spends just two hours 25 minutes doing value added work. The balance of five hours 35 minutes get wasted in sourcing and waiting for parts, or instructions, delays in obtaining permits, travelling etc.,” he says.
“In general, an unplanned maintenance job costs 1.1 to 1.3 times more to one that’s planned, while an emergency job costs three to five times more to one that’s planned,” Nkosi adds.
Maintenance planning and scheduling is a systematic, simple, cost effective and time-tested methodology of improving equipment reliability, availability while reducing maintenance costs.
By following MPS, delays during and between jobs get reduced. As a result, the productivity or wrench time of maintenance teams or individuals increases to 50 % and above.
This helps maintenance departments to undertake more proactive work such as preventive and predictive maintenance, defect identification, modifications etc. By carrying out more proactive maintenance activities, failures of the equipment are reduced. In addition, plant safety improves, as does the work-life balance of maintenance team members.
“The two-day Mexcellence MPS Masterclass will help participants to understand best practice in maintenance planning and scheduling as followed by world class companies around the globe. The participants will also be able to put the knowledge gained to practical use at their own workplaces,” Nkosi says.
Course Content: Day One
Attendees will learn:
· Maintenance Concepts
· Work Management
· Work Identification
· Work Prioritization
· Backlog Management
Course Content: Day Two
Attendees will learn:
· Work Execution
· Work Order Closure and Documentation
· Work Order Status Control and Continuous Improvement
· Materials Management
· Preventive Maintenance
· Test Questions and Answers
What attendees will learn:
· How to measure your maintenance effectiveness
· What maintenance planning and scheduling is, why it is required and how to implement it
· How to develop a detailed job plan
· Understand roles and responsibilities of a planner and scheduler.
· How to manage maintenance backlog
· Understand how to assess your current maintenance work management practices
For more information about the Kaizen Mexcellence Masterclass go to www.za.kaizen.com.