Managing Shutdowns

Target customers : Planners, Project Managers, Schedulers, Supervisors / Foremans, Technical Support Duration : 1 day Print the course file

Complete or partial shutdown of a production facility implies important costs for an organization. It is for this reason that optimizing downtime and careful management of maintenance work is vital. Founded on the same basic principles as work planning, the Managing Shutdowns course presents the various steps involved in shutdown planning and defines the winning conditions for efficient shutdown management.


  • Identify work prerequisites
  • Apply notions of work planning to a shutdown context
  • Understand the key to success to a shutdown

Training Content

Elaborating a Planned Shutdown

  • Planned shutdown process
  • Key players
  • Elements required during preparation
  • Organizing tasks

Planning and Scheduling

  • Preparation process
  • SMED method (single-minute exchange of die)
  • Constraints and freeing up the equipment
  • Scheduling and co-activity
  • Cost tracking

Execution, Finish and Analysis

  • Execution and monitoring
  • Shutdown finish and equipment start-up
  • Reporting and feedback

Successful Shutdowns

  • Conditions for a successful shutdowns
  • Shutdown progression

Register now

Request for Information

Information on courses