MRO Planning and Scheduling Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

​​Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  April 10 - 12, 2019 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  April 17 - 19, 2019 Full

Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  April 24 - 26, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  May 8 - 10, 2019 Full

Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  May 15 - 17, 2019 full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  June 5 - 6, 2019

Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  July 10 - 12, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  August 7 - 9, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  September 4 - 6, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  October 2 - 4, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  November 6 - 8, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  December 4 - 6, 2019

MRO Planning and Scheduling Course Outline

Module One: Overview of Planning

     and Control

Manufacturing versus Service Operations

Customer Influence in Design

Process Categories

Order Winners and Order Qualifiers

Business Environment Issues

Process Analysis and Information Flows

General Information Flows

Book Structure

Module Two: Forecasting


Fundamental Principles of Forecasting

Major Categories of Forecasts

Forecast Errors

Module Three: Sales and Operations


Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning

General Design of Sales and Operations


Approaches to Sales and Operations


Strategies for S & OP

Qualitative Issues

Some Business Environment Issues

Module Four:  Planning and Scheduling in an MRO Environment

Best Practices
Field Inspections
Job Summary Page
Daily Scheduling Meeting

Module Five: Inventory Management

Basic Concepts of Inventory

Categories of Inventory

The Basic Inventory Lot Sizing Model-

     Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)

Basic Independent Demand Inventory Reorder Models

Inventory Control

Module Six: Material Requirements


Background and Fundamental Concepts

Bills of Material

The MRP Explosion

Other MRP Issues

Potential MRP Challenges

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Business Environmental Issues

Module Seven: Capacity Management

Capacity Definitions

Rough-cut Capacity Planning

Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)

Input/Output Control

Capacity Measures

General Approach the Capacity


Module Eight: Production Activity


General PAC Information and Data

Prioritizing Work



Corrective Actions

Module Nine: Lean Production and JIT

Fundamental Concepts

Some Impacts on Capacity

The Pull System


Using the Kanban System for Process


Master Scheduling and Lean Production

Are MRP and JIT Compatible?

Module Ten:  Theory of Constraints

     and Drum-Buffer-Rope

Fundamental Principles of the Theory of


Understanding and Managing the


Improving the Process using TOC


Impacts on Operations Strategy

General Types of Constraint Causes

Logistics and Theory of Constraints

Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints  Multiple Time Buffers

Control Points and Batches

Major Steps in Using Drum-Buffer-Rope

Module Eleven: Partnering Activities-

     Purchasing and Distribution

Purchasing Information Issues

Purchasing Responsibility for Material


Distribution Requirement Planning

Using BOD

DRP in a  Lean Production Pull


Module Twelve: System Integration

     and Implementation

General System Design and Selection

Push, Pull, or Somewhere in Between

General Implementation Approaches

Module Thirteen: How Technology and
     New Software are Changing
     Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Smart Factory
Predictive Analytics
Virtual Reality
Internet of Things (IoT)
3D Printing
Advanced Materials
Cloud Computing

MRO Planning and Scheduling training course

MRO Planning and Scheduling Course Description

​​In this MRO Planning and Scheduling Course students will learn the administrative processes that cover all aspects of operations, from workforce activities to asset maintenance, repair, and overhaul that take place in a fleet MRO operation.

This three day class presents the industry recommended fundamentals of MRO production planning and control.

Throughout the course we will discuss the capabilities of your ERP and/or MRP system(s) as it applies to MRO planning and scheduling. It is our experience most companies seriously underutilize these systems. 

The class begins with an analysis of the business environment that influences MRO processes like order qualifiers and order winners. Students are then taught how to create a process map to help enable them to identify problems with a particular Maintenance line. 

The class then takes an extensive look at forecasting to provide students with an understanding of industry recommended procedures for reliable forecasting. Next, we examine best practices in sales and operations planning and planning and scheduling in an MRO environment.

Students are introduced to inventory management to foster cooperation with purchasing and the warehouse. 

We now discuss best practices in materials resource planning (MRP), capacity management, and production activity control to learn how to make the most of what we have to work with. 

Students will use the process map they created the first day of class to identify how the process they have mapped can be improved through the application of the theory of constraints, lean manufacturing, and just in time (JIT).

The class finishes up with a review of how new technologies and software are changing the MRO process.  We take an in depth look at:

  • Robotics
  • Smart Factory
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 3D Printing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cloud Computing

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IMPROVE YOUR MRO Planning, scheduling, and control sKILLS

Learn industry recommended MRO planning and scheduling procedures and best practices

  • Learn from an MRO planning and control professional with 30+ years experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to six students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three Day class $1,999.00   Available Discounts 

What MRO Planning and Scheduling Course Students Are Saying...

MRO Planning and Scheduling Course
Average Rating: 4.71 out of 5 stars
Votes: 4
Reviews: 4

The instructor knew if the class understood the lesson.

J. P.

San Francisco, CA

The instructor was very detailed in explaining issues/scenarios, and explained the different levels and stages of planning. Course is informative and will be benificial for work production.

M. S. A.

San Francisco, CA

Presented interesting concepts we will apply in production.

J. G.

San Francisco, CA

It's pretty apparent we as a company are not where we should be, but taking this course was definitely informative and motivating to move forward.

S. A.

San Francisco, CA

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Each Student Receives:

  • student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real-life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion.