Best Practices in Maintenance Management

Target customers : Maintenance Employees, Maintenance Managers, Planners, Schedulers, Supervisors / Foremans Duration : 1 day Print the course file

Best Practices in Maintenance Management are composed of standards and principles known worldwide as levers of improvement for a company’s overall performance by improving equipment reliability and maintenance costs. 

These reknown practices must be applied to all tasks inherent to maintenance management including technical, adminstrative and managerial tasks. An asset’s entire lifecycle must be taken into account to ensure sound maintenance management.

Even if the majority of these actions are accomplished by maintenance services, each function in a company can have an impact on equipment and systems reliability maintenance costs.  


  • To identify the primary elements of best practices in maintenance management
  • To recognize maintenance’s contribution to an organization
  • To identify the elements necessary for strong partnerships within an organization
  • To explain the importance of the Operator in reliability engineering
  • To identify the contributing elements to sound equipment management and care
  • To list what needs to be implemented for maintenance to be efficient
  • To compare current practices in work management to best practices
  • To identify practices to designed to improve asset reliability and maintainability

Training Contents

Maintenance’s Place Within an Organization

  • Change in maintenance expectations
  • Maintenance’s contribution
  • Maintenance’s hidden costs

Commitment and Partnerships

  • Commitment and support from management

Asset Management and Care

  • Visual controls
  • Operator training and involvement
  • Cleaning and lubricating
  • Loss reduction and measures
  • Overall equipment effectiveness

Maintenance Organization

  • Mission and objectives
  • Organizational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Processus
  • Training and versatility

Work Organization

  • CMMS information system
  • Equipment priority and criticality system
  • Maintenance program
  • Long-term planning
  • Standardized work

Work Management

  • Work identification
  • Planning – preparing work
  • Planning – scheduling work
  • Health, safety and environment

Optimization and Improvement

  • Budget and cost control
  • Dashboard and performance indicators
  • Systematic failure analysis
  • Reliability improvement
  • Audits and benchmarking

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