Work Process Training and Management Consulting for Maintenance and Operations professionals in industry.

Reliability & Maintenance

Consulting and Training Services

 

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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Maintenance planning and scheduling is the cornerstone to enable excellence in uptime, preventive maintenance, stores, utilization of craftspeople, maintenance cost control, coordination of maintenance schedules with production schedules, and involves engineering in reliability and much more.

 

IDCON's 2-day course teaches you best practices from job responsibilities to how to prepare work orders that support reliability and efficiency.   

Topics align with SMRP's Body of Knowlege Work Management pillar of knowledge and is 12 course hours.

 2016 Training Dates

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February 23-24- Raleigh, NC 

May 24-25 - Portland, OR

September 26-27- Raleigh, NC

Implementation Approach

After the assessment, your IDCON consultant will work with you to devise the implementation strategy. This may include classroom training, on-the-job planner training, and work-flow improvements.   

 

Every client is unique but some typical activities are:

  • Define or verify existing work processes.
  • Daily/Weekly Planning Meeting facilitation
  • Define Roles and Responsibilities
  • Workflow Improvements or creation
  • Job Scoping with planners

IDCON's customized approach to Planning and Scheduling Implementation, On-the- Job Training and Support for your organization begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of your work management processes. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities in your planning and scheduling work management processes.  

 

On-site Maintenance Planning and Scheduling:

Implementation, On the Job Training & Support

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Materials and Spare Parts Management

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Improving how you manage the spare parts and materials in your organization reduces maintenance costs, time, and parts inventory.    

 

IDCON's Materials and Spare Parts Management training provide strategies to assist you in developing effective work processes, repair and return practices,  “stock” or “not to stock” decision making, the impact on reliability, Key Performance indicators and how to manage obsolete stock. 

Topics align with SMRP's Body of Knowlege Work Management pillar of knowledge and is 12 course hours.

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 2016 Training Dates

 

February 25-26- Raleigh, NC 

September 1-2- Raleigh, NC

After the assessment, your IDCON consultant will work with you to devise the implementation strategy. This may include classroom training, on-the-job training, and workflow improvements.   

 

Every client is unique, but some typical activities are:

  • Set KPIs for Spare Parts Management
  • Create a decision model for what spare parts to keep on hand & how many
  • Inventory Record Accuracy

 

 

On-site Materials and Spare Parts Management:

Implementation, On the Job Training & Support

IDCON's customized approach to Materials and Spare Parts Management, On-the- Job Training and Support for your organization begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of your work management processes. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities in your Materials and Spare Parts, and Storeroom work management processes.  

 

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Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program

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Many industries spend the majority of their maintenance budget on Shutdowns; Turnarounds represent a significant source of downtime. 

 

IDCON's S-TOP course teaches you how to stay on budget and minimize downtime by using a 5-step process. By reviewing the why and how behind your shutdown/turnarounds you can learn how to do the right actions, use the correct tools, and optimize your resources.

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 2016 Training Dates

 

April 5-6- Raleigh, NC 

August 30-31- Raleigh, NC

 

Our S-TOP is a 5 step process where we work with your team to review your current method and prepare you for the next shutdown.  We'll do a detailed review of strategy, work management, planning/scheduling, execution, and closeout.  All designed to find cost and time savings for a shutdown that is both safe and cost-effective. 

  

 

Onsite Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program

Implementation, On the Job Training & Support

IDCON's customized approach begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of your work management processes. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities in your Shutdown/Turnaround/Outage management processes.  

 

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Develop and Manage Preventive Maintenance

IDCON’s training gives you the ability to understand how to develop and improve a Preventive Maintenance and Essential Care & Condition Monitoring (PM/ECCM) system cost effectively. 

 

You'll learn a simple, yet effective, step-by-step process including concepts such as criticality, failure modes, preventive failures, finding failures early, and writing effective instructions for maintenance and operations.

Topics align with SMRP's Body of Knowlege Equipment Reliability pillar of knowledge and is 12 course hours.

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 2016 Training Dates

March 15-16- Raleigh, NC 

November 7-8- Raleigh, NC

IDCON's unique approach to implementation covers the basics of Preventive Maintenance from working with you to determine maintenance strategy to coaching on setting up routes and standard job plans. All designed to keep your equipment operating at peak performance and optimizing your resources. 

On-site Preventive Maintenance: 

Implementation, On the Job Training & Support

IDCON's customized approach begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of your work management processes. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities in your Preventive Maintenance Program. 

 

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Essential Care and Inspection Techniques

This practical training course teaches how to care for equipment and perform fundamental condition monitoring (inspection) tasks. This is an excellent fundamental course for CM Technicians and Operators. 

 

Through hands-on demonstrations, you’ll learn about inspection tools and smart inspection techniques. You’ll find out the basics behind lubrication, balancing, alignment, cleaning, fundamental electrical, and installation practices; learn about common components such as motors, bearings, gearboxes and more. 

Topics align with SMRP's Body of Knowlege Equipment Reliability pillar of knowledge and is 12 course hours.

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 2016 Training Dates

 

March 17-18- Raleigh, NC 

November 9-10- Raleigh, NC

Onsite Essential Care and Inspection Techniques 

Implementation, On the Job Training & Support

IDCON's customized approach begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of your work management processes. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities in your Essential Care and Condition Monitoring Program. 

 

Implementation Approach

Untap the potential of a comprehensive essential care and condition monitoring program at your site. IDCON believes when you execute the basics of caring for equipment you will extend life and reliability.

 

IDCON's on-the-job coaching can ensure the right people are doing the right things at the right time. 

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Root Cause Problem Elimination™

IDCON's 2-day course teaches a structured approach to problem elimination.  Unlike the commonly used Root Cause Analysis, the training focuses on the steps required to eliminate the failure/problem rather than just analyzing it. 

 

We see 80 to 90% of all equipment problems can be eliminated by training and implementing basic problem-solving methods for the front-line.  The 10 to 20% remaining require more structured problem solving and a larger group. 

 

 

Topics align with SMRP's Body of Knowlege Equipment Reliability pillar of knowledge and is 12 course hours.

 2016 Training Dates

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April 19-20- Raleigh, NC 

October 18-19- Raleigh, NC

We'll work with your team to design and implement the work processes, documentation, and measurement of RCPE.  

 

As your coach, we'll assist you in solving your problems, sometimes finding a solution to your most perplexing issues during the 1st on-the-job training session.

 

We then work with your team to identify potential RCPE facilitators and train them on how to teach others in the organization.  

 

 

Implementation Approach

IDCON's customized approach begins with our objective Current Best Practices assessment of how you are currently managing Root Cause Problem Elimination™. The assessment uncovers the improvement opportunities that can be gained by properly implementing and executing RCPE at your organization.

Onsite Root Cause Problem Elimination:

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Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management Seminar

 

Your front line of operations and maintenance is where all improvement initiatives developed by managers meet reality!  Do they know the "why and how" of Best Practices in Reliability? Does your organization know how to build a sustainable partnership?

 

The Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management seminar is designed to increase awareness and educate your operations, maintenance, stores, and engineering about best Reliability and Maintenance practices and how to implement the changes.  

 

This course is customized for your organization.

Topics include:

  • What is Reliability and how to measure it
  • Operations and Maintenance Partnership
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • What Key Performance Indicators mean and how and what to measure 

 

 

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