This course has been developed for operations and maintenance managers and engineers, and those who are interested in developing an understanding of operational excellence (OPEX). The course will introduce learners to methods used to optimise and improve industrial and commercial maintenance operations. A range of tactics, strategies and methodologies are included, with a specific emphasis on developing a quality based, cost driven lean maintenance programme that identifies a clear pathway towards applying the key principles of operational excellence and asset care. The course content can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of customers’ business operations, processes, procedures and documentation.
An Introduction to Operational Excellence
- Application of maintenance tactics and strategies – UCM, PPM, CBM
- Implementation of maintenance methodologies – TPM, RCM
- Establishing safe systems of work for maintenance activities – work instructions, SOPs, Permits to Work, Risk Assessments, P&IDs
- Implementation and application of CMMS – work planning and control, cost analysis, retention of plant history
- Asset assessment process – FMECA , HazOp
- Asset identification and tracking systems
- Application of fault finding and root cause analysis practices
- Implementation and application of operational excellence and asset care strategies
- Application of statistical analysis – KPI, OEE, trending, six-sigma
- Integrating of maintenance operations into a quality management system
- Developing a spare parts strategy – linked components, commonality of spares, vendor strategies
- Developing equipment life cycle strategies and Good Engineering Practice (GEP)
- Application of Lean systems, visible factory and value stream mapping to maintenance operations
This qualification is available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards. Entry on to the course will be subject to interview and considered on previous learning, experience or individual merit.
No specific requirement.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.