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Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Abu Dhabi


Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Abu Dhabi
Maintenance Management Masterclass @ Abu Dhabi
19 January 2020 - 21 January 2020
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort - Abu Dhabi
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. 
  • 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


“One of the best trainings I have attended. The trainer is very good at what he does, and I find the sharing session with other participants from other organizations was very useful. Kexxel is a very good event organizer and they have real professional staff!”
Hany Salem Mahmoud – TA Planner, Borouge

“Joel is an experienced and qualified person to conduct this maintenance course. The main strength of the event was the explanation given on maintenance planning and resource preparation. Although, this is the first time I have attended a programme organized by Kexxel Group, I still find this event very well organized.”
Mathew Kunjoomman - Procurement Supervisor, Rakgas

“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

“Joel Levitt is good trainer. He passionate about the subject and was able to explain it smoothly. It was easy to understand, as he supported his explanation with many practical examples.”
Mahendaran Senapathy – Maintenance Engineer, Bahwan Veolia Water

“Training was conducted in a nice manner. Overall, it was very good. I find the notes provided very useful for revision and future reference purposes. Good event organization by Kexxel!!!”
Sanjay Kushwaha- Electrical Engineer, Emirates Aluminium

“I would really like to thank Joel for his presentation. The insights shared was really beneficial to me. I really like the way he interacted with us throughout the course. On top of that, I was also able to network with different people from various organizations, which was delightful. Appreciate the arrangement done and the cooperation given by Kexxel Group.”
Sami Saklou –Process Area 1 Maintenance Supervisor, Saudi Aramco

“I found this course excellent. Joel did a good presentation on the subject. Meeting people from different areas of work was very beneficial. Kexxel is definitely a good event organizer!”
Jose Mathews – Production Supervisor, Rakgas

“This was a very fruitful and effective training, where we learnt a lot of new things and gain new ideas on the presented topic. The trainer and the course material were the main strengths of this training.”
Manoj Kumar – Planning Engineer, Emirates Aluminium

Past Clients

  • Cisco
  • Sony
  • Volvo
  • Merck
  • Alcoa
  • Raytheon
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Raytheon
  • Rakgas
  • Borouge
  • Emirati Oil (Dubai)
  • Hitachi Chemical
  • Petronas Gas Berhad
  • ADCO (Abu Dhabi Oil Company)
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycle
  • Jordan Aviation
  • Saudi Chevron
  • Philip Morris
  • Dubai Water
  • Tadco (Saudi Arabia)
  • Bahwan Veolia Water
  • Washington D.C. Metro
  • Defense Logistics
  • Holcim Cement

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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