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Register and Make Plans: Exceptional Reliability Courses Explain Valuable Strategies

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This November, if you want to learn how to improve mill efficiency, effectiveness, and reduce overall maintenance costs over time, these two courses are for you!

Attendees will learn:
  • How to improve reliability and maintenance practices at your mill
  • Implementation of the best practices for successful scheduling and process planning
  • How to tie cause and effect together and apply logical thought processes to arrive at the core of your problem
  • How to bring root cause analysis into your day-to-day reliability management process.
Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, and Reliability Training

Date: November 12-14


  • Results-oriented reliability and maintenance
  • Successful planning and scheduling
  • Best-practice business process
  • Work identification/request initiation
  • Setting work priorities, handling backlog
  • Planning: What and How
  • Scheduling: Who and When
  • Work execution and improvement
  • The impact of maintenance inventory management on performance
  • Organizing for efficient management
  • Aligning objectives for purchasing, storeroom, and maintenance managers
  • Record materials data
  • Integration of materials management with plant reliability
  • Inventory management basics
  • Determining what to stock
  • Managing obsolete stock
  • Knowing what parts should be inventoried.
Root Cause Problem Elimination Training

Date: November 15-16

  • RCPE in an industrial setting
  • Well-known root cause investigations
  • RCPE examples for IDCON's experience
  • Basic beliefs for RCPE
  • Drawing the "How-Can Diagram"
  • Hands-on experience
  • Finding and prioritizing problems
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Root cause and logical thinking
  • The RCPE process
  • Triggers to perform RCPE
  • Problem definition
  • Possible causes
  • Selecting most likely cause
  • Verifying selected cause
  • Identifying solutions
  • Final exercises.
With your registration, you also get:
  • IDCON's 215-page Practical Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Manual ($145 value)
  • IDCON's Reliability Based Spare Parts and Materials Management Book ($49 value)
  • Class notes and exercises
  • Full examples on USB stick.
Begin solving problems at your facility by participating in one or both of these important, time and money-saving courses.

One flight takes you to both training sessions in beautiful Raleigh, N.C., USA.


Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Sweed Machinery, Inc