Kexxel Group

DATE       LOCATION             
27, 28, 29 & 30 JUNE 2022
Virtual Instructor Led Training
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Joel is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals with experience in a wide variety of industries including airports, food processing plants, hospitals, high tech manufacturing, housing, rail roads, utilities, primary metal, warehousing, mining, universities, school systems, military, government, etc. Since 1980 he has been the President of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services all sized clients on a wide range of maintenance issues. Joel Levitt and Springfield Resources provides training in the management of maintenance. He have trained about 20,000 maintenance professionals in 625+ classes in 39 countries. 98% rated the course very good or excellent.

He has almost 40 years’ experience in many facets of maintenance including as a process control designer, source equipment inspector, electrician, field service technician, merchant marine worker, manufacturing manager, property manager and consultant. Prior to that Joel worked for a CMMS vendor and in manufacturing management.

He is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and has written 17 popular maintenance management texts and chapters of 2 additional reference books. He has also published dozens of articles on the topic. Joel is current member of AFE (Association for Facilities Engineering) and VP Philadelphia Chapter 6. He has served on the Safety Board of ANSI, Small Business United, National Family Business Council and on the executive committee of the Miquon School. As Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas, he designed and produced a comprehensive Certification

program in Facilities Management and another in Maintenance Management. He has also done inhouse programs at ARAMCO, TADCO, SABIC, ADCO, BP, Jordan Aviation, Dubai Water, Emerat, Saudi Chevron, Frito Lay, Macarthur Airport, Pepsi Co., and Maaden Alcoa just to name a few.

Course Facilitator

Joel Levitt

President, Springfield Resources

CMRP, CRL, CPMM, Prosci Change Management Practitioner

Course Overview


Our promise for this course is that planners will be conversant with the techniques and procedures of effective planning and scheduling. Participants will also be trained to coordinate the maintenance schedule with Production Control and Operations. This new understanding will lead to better job plans and more effective scheduling.

Well-planned, properly scheduled and effectively coordinated jobs can be accomplished:

  • more efficiently
  • at lower cost (about ½)
  • with fewer disturbances to Operations
  • with higher quality (reduce variability in your process)
  • greater safety (as much as 5X safer)
  • improved morale (by providing greater job satisfaction)
  • increased longevity of equipment

Effective planning and scheduling also helps increase the professionalism of the maintenance effort. In short, reduce wasted resources and save money.

Module 1: Planning (Soup to Nuts)

  • What is planning and why plan maintenance jobs?
  • How to Sell Planning & Scheduling to your management and operations?
  • Where does the ROI (Return on Investment) come from with planning?
  • Complete description of the planner’s job.
  • What are the conditions necessary for effective planning? This section includes a discussion of the institutional systems necessary for successful planning and scheduling. Specific areas include storerooms, PM programs, planner Libraries,
  • supervision and high-level sign-off.
  • The complete planning processes including steps in effective planning
  • Estimating Crew Size & Manpower Requirements

Module 2: Prepare for Scheduling

  • What is a complete planned job package?
  • Calculating available hours from maintenance workers. How many hours are available for maintenance scheduling in a straight year? Include work sheets.
  • Any constraints from your maintenance calendar?

Module 3: Scheduling

Coordination with Operations and Supervision meeting. Include a generic

  • agenda for the weekly coordination meeting.
    Job Loading until available hours are used up – Create a work list.
  • Building a credible schedule that takes all the constraints into account.

Module 4: Measuring Effectiveness of Planning and Scheduling

  • Metrics of successful Planning and Scheduling
  • Direct and indirect measures of maintenance effectiveness


This course will bring an entire department to a deeper understanding of how to make Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) more effective. Participants will also be introduced to the various technologies of predictive maintenance.

Module 1: Introduction to Modern PM

  • What PM is NOT and What PM CANNOT do!
  • What is PM and PdM, and how do they interact?
  • Failure curves
  • 4 ½ dimensions of success

Module 2: The Cost of Reducing Breakdowns

  • Balancing cost and consequences of Failure
  • Sins of the past (and what to do)
  • How to reduce breakdowns – Tomorrow
  • How does PdM reduce failures and their consequences?
  • No matter what – Don’t forget TLC (Tighten, Lubricate, Clean)
  • Selling Management

Module 3: Hi-Tech Inspections (PdM)

  • What PdM technique to use where?
  • Condition Based Maintenance
  • Wireless Sensors bring us into the future we envisioned

Module 4: How to Make Great PMs and PdM Tasking

  • Challenge – Doing PMs as designed
  • Explicit PM and quality, repeatability of tasks
  • Designing non-interruptive PM
  • Examples of Great PMs and bad PMs


This course is an introduction to using hi-tech tools in maintenance to collect data, analyze data and make good, realtime, decisions. Technology has been maturing around us. It is time to jump in, or at least get our feet wet! Included are the solutions to understanding the hi-tech jigsaw puzzle combining IIoT sensors, big data, analytics, algorithms, and even AI.

Module 1: Introduction to Hi-Tech Maintenance

  • Flow chart, Data sources, Storage, Analytics, Prescription

Module 2: All about the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

  • How sensors work and communicate
  • Types and uses of sensors

Module 3: Analytics in the Cloud

Why clouds?

  • Big data and the Attributes of big data
  • Linking data to make it useful
  • Analytics
    1. Descriptive
    2. Diagnostic
    3. Predictive
    4. Prescriptive

Module 4: Algorithms of Analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Prescriptive Maintenance

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