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Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Kuala Lumpur


Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Kuala Lumpur
Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Kuala Lumpur
14 January 2020 - 16 January 2020
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur
In House Training , Plant and Engineers , Corporate Training


Facilitated By A World-Renowned Trainer
To Maintenance Professionals Across Multitudes Of Industries

Maintenance Management Expert, Joel Levitt

Joel Levitt

  • The President of Springfield Resources – a management consulting firm that services all sized clients on a wide range of maintenance issues, since 1980.
  • A frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences, this high caliber trainer has over 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.
  • He has trained over 17,000 maintenance leaders from thousands of organizations in 39 countries, in over 600 sessions.
  • Previous clients include Fortune 500 companies such as PepsiCo, Merck, General Electric, Valero, Conoco Phillips, Cisco, and well-known companies from across Asia namely Petronas Gas Berhad, Roche Singapore Technical Operations, Shell Eastern Petroleum, Brunei LNG, Hitachi Chemical and the list goes on. 
  • Joel has authored more than 15 popular maintenance management texts. He most popular book to date is 'The Handbook of Maintenance Management', which received 4.6/5.0 star rating on Amazon.
  • That's not all, he has also published dozens of articles on the topic in Wall Street Journal, Maintenance Solutions Magazine, Maintenance Technology Magazine, Fleet Equipment and many more. 


Conversations in Maintenance Management Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis Facilities Management Maintenance Planning, Coordination & Scheduling The Handbook of Maintenance Management


“The trainer has blended both real life and practical experience in maintenance and theoretical aspect that make the topic become interesting, informative and relevant. Professional organizer and good event coordination!!
Noor Tuah Jaafar – Operation and Maintenance Planning Lead, Sarawak Shell Berhad

“Joel is a very informative trainer - he discusses, he is very much engaged with the people and he can cover many industries or the maintenance approach system. He is a very good overall trainer!
Darshan Denamany – Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments

“Trainer has a good experience in the maintenance management and people skills. He was able to provide us with good examples during class discussions. Speaker’s knowledge and participants experience were the main strengths of this event.”
Muhamad Zaki Bin Baharuddin – Mechanical Field Engineer, Petronas Gas Berhad

“The topics discussed were relevant to maintenance scope. In relation to this, the trainer is highly experienced and conversant in this field. Overall the event was well organized giving us good insights on how to improve maintenance department in any firm.
Mohd Akib Mohd Ali - Maintenance Manager, Bluescope Steel

“The trainer is very knowledgeable. He presents the topic in a way that it was easy to understand, which I believe is the main strength of this event.
Eng Seng Lim – Maintenance Manager, Hitachi Chemical

“Joel delivered the lecture efficiently. It was also interesting to me because he has introduced a lot of effective ways for planning and scheduling. It is great to know Kexxel Group as they have organized a good training programme.
Krishnakumar Bhaskaran - Naval Maintenance Engineer, Saipem Singapore

“Joel provides clear explanation on practical, manageable maintenance planning and scheduling that will help me immensely within my organization. Kexxel Group has great event coordination. I look forward to receiving updates on their upcoming events.
Mohamed Nur Azhar Mohamed Amin - Maintenance Engineer, Chevron Singapore

“The trainer is experienced and he has shared many practical insights on planning and scheduling, which will be useful to me since they are applicable to my job. Kexxel Group provides an excellent programs and trainers.
Christina Chan Ai Fung – Planner, Contract Interface Department, Nalco Champion

Past Clients

  • Cisco
  • Sony
  • Volvo
  • Merck
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Brunei LNG
  • Raytheon
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Hitachi Chemical
  • Chevron Singapore
  • Nalco Champion
  • Pertamina Gas
  • Saipem Singapore
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum
  • Texas Instruments
  • Petronas Gas Berhad
  • B Braun Medical Industries
  • Roche Singapore Technical Operations
  • PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana
  • ADCO (Abu Dhabi Oil Company)
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycle
  • Jordan Aviation
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area Transit

Why You Should Attend

Our promise for this program is that you will have a new and more in-depth understanding of how to effectively manage asset reliability and how to integrate new technology into your practices.

This jam-packed course will introduce you to best practices from around the world. You’ll learn:

  • How to use high technology to make an impact
  • Learn techniques to maximize benefits from your CMMS
  • How to eliminate defects and remove workload
  • How to put together a business case proposal using the same financial modeling as top management
  • When to outsource
  • How to set-up a pilot in IIoT sensors
  • What specific activities ensure uptime?
  • How to build a technology road map
  • Ways to reengineer maintenance that do not compromise the safety, environmental security, or uptime

Program Agenda


All sections will include discussions, case studies, exercises and activities to help plan your future direction.

Session 1: Managing Assets at the Corporate Level

  • An investigation into what is reliability
  • Asset Management and ISO 55000
  • Exercise: How to apply the Strategic Asset Plan
  • Consistent decision making
  • Reliability = (OEE) - losses, availability, stoppages, maintenance
  • 4 ½ dimensions of Maintenance
  • Time, life cycle management
  • What is the value provided by Reliability Maintenance?
  • Goal: Better business decisions

Session 2: The Engineering of Failures

  • Failure, breakdowns and managing risk
  • Exercise: Calculating the consequences of a breakdown
  • How things fail

Session 3: Culture is a Function of Leadership

  • Determining the culture
  • Integrity
  • Safety as a cultural conversation
  • Exercise: Mission or Vision Overriding Organization
  • AIM as a context for reliability
  • Case Study: Understanding Patterns. 3 case studies in patterns in maintenance.
  • Exercise: Determining your pattern by talking through the different elements of your current operations
  • Exercise: World Class Precision maintenance

Session 4: Maturity of Your Maintenance Effort

  • Maturity of your effort
  • The Goal of Maintenance
  • Precision Maintenance
  • Maintenance Improvement

Session 5: Tools of World Class Maintenance

  • RCA
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Reliability Centered Design
  • Case study: Defect Elimination and Lean Maintenance. Lean Maintenance has saved companies millions of $$!
  • Exercise: Design a Lean project
  • Exercise: Learn to use a Lean waste identification system


Session 6: Reliability Strategy Design

  • Exercise: Criticality Analysis
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)
  • PMO (Preventive Maintenance Optimization)
  • PM, PdM defined (Preventive & Predictive Maintenance)
  • Exercise: TLC (TPM). How and where to use TLC (Tighten, Lubricate, and Clean) to minimize breakdowns (75% of failures are from defects in these areas)?
  • Contents of the Visual Workplace
  • The 5S

Session 7: Asset Condition. Real-time Data Collection

  • Deep dive into the Predictive sciences
  • Examples and use cases: IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sensors
  • PdM Checklist
  • PdM summary of technologies, PdM summary
  • Vibration
  • Examples and use cases: Infrared
  • Ultrasonic
  • Lubrication and analysis
  • Examples and use cases: Visual
  • Case Study: Drone inspections
  • Motor testing
  • NDT
  • Alignment and balancing
  • Case Study: Predictive Maintenance. Scans, reports from live users of different technologies

Session 8: CMMS - Integrating New Tech into Traditional Computerization

  • Asset Knowledge
  • 5 Keys to CMMS
  • Case Study: Parts of CMMS
  • CMMS: Importance of configuration and hierarchy
  • How can I maximize my use of CMMS?

Session 9: Work Execution Management

  • Workflow and where does Prescriptive Maintenance fit into a traditional maintenance model?
  • Job Control
  • Backlog
  • Prioritization
  • Work Request
  • Exercise: Reduce workload with 15 questions
  • Work order, auditing, and training

Session 10: Effective Supervision

  • Active supervision
  • Exercise: Quality in Maintenance. An exercise in how to improve quality
  • Nature of mistakes and how to mitigate them
  • Encourage excellence
  • Craft training
  • Case Study: Industrial Augmented Reality
  • Case Study: Virtual Reality for training


Session 11: Economics and Support of Maintenance

  • Economic Modeling - Economic and business justification
  • Exercise: How to analyze maintenance alternatives using economics modeling. Modeling is a powerful tool to evaluate options
  • Budgeting
  • Justify Contracting
  • Parts, Supplies, Inventory, and Purchasing
  • How to evaluate your storeroom in an hour
  • Know your A, B and Cs and exercise
  • Purchasing

Session 12: Planning and Scheduling The Workload

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Exercise: Planning a maintenance job
  • Exercise: Job Safety Analysis: How to Perform a Job Safety Analysis
  • Exercise: Managing shutdowns and outages. Developing the Master Checklist for Planning your next Shutdown

Session 13: Up to date, Computerized Approaches to Reliability

  • Defined: What is Prescriptive Maintenance? Block diagram.
  • Prescriptive maintenance is a small part of a bigger conversation
  • Example: Big data
  • Asset halo and digital twin
  • Types of Analytics
  • Examples of analytics
  • Exercises in Analytics
  • Exercises in Algorithms
  • AI, machine learning

Session 14: Measuring Maintenance

  • Maintenance Ratios
  • Specialized Maintenance Issues

Who Should Attend?

All types of maintenance environments, including factories, buildings, and ­fleets. Maintenance managers, supervisors, leads, CMMS managers, planners, engineers, and people who are in training for these positions. There is also an advantage to having representatives from operations and stockroom for their perspective and input.

Managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities such as:

  • Maintenance managers
  • Planners
  • Schedulers
  • Reliability Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Material Coordinators

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