MRO Procurement and

Inventory Management

Maintenance Management Certificate Program

 

Workshop Overview

Maintenance, repair and overhaul materials (MRO), excluding inventory, represents 50% or more of the total maintenance budget. MRO inventory adds millions more to the overall operating cost of the maintenance function as well as the plant. This session focuses on proven strategy, processes and methods to effectively manage this major expense. It is not intended to provide mastery of the unique skills required to procure, store and manage MRO inventory, but provides the knowledge that a maintenance manager must know to assure these critical functions are properly designed, implemented and utilize in his operation.

Learn more about how the Maintenance Management Certificate Program provides a comprehensive management development program for existing and aspiring maintenance management professionals. 

  • Available Dates:
    • September 8-9, 2020 - Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird - $931 (Expires August 8, 2020)
    • Standard - $1,095
    • UA Employee - $766 (Call 348-3000)
    • For additional pricing and discounts, visit the registration page.

Who Should Attend

The program is aimed at current and aspiring maintenance managers, engineers, supervisors and planners, but is applicable to all who have a direct interest in or are effected by maintenance performance and its impact on the enterprise. While the program is maintenance-centric, the methods, standard processes and logic are applicable for all organizational functions. This comprehensive program is applicable to all industries and facilities, as well as for single-plant or global enterprises.

 

What you'll Learn

  • Understand best practices associated with procurement, handling, stocking, distribution and management of MRO materials

  • Understand best practices for Storeroom layout, include materials handling, staffing, and supervision

  • Understand the importance of proper kitting and delivery of repair parts as part of the work order system

  • How to effectively manage inventory levels, economic reorder points and other critical aspects of the MRO process

 

Unique workshop offerings

This certificate program was developed to provide a practical, best practices approach to maintenance and maintenance management. It is based on current international best practices, and the combined experience of its instructors and other subject matter experts. In addition to international standards, reference materials include:

Covey, “The Speed of Trust”, 2006, Free Press
Gotoh, “Equipment Planning for TPM, 1991, Productivity Press
Mobley, “Total Plant Performance Management”, 1998, Gulf Publishing
Mobley, “Maintenance Engineering Handbook”, 8th Ed., 2014, McGraw-Hill
Mobley, “Computer-Managed Maintenance Systems”, 2nd Ed. Gulf Publishing
Mobley, “Plant Engineer’s Handbook, 2001, Butterworth-Heinemann
Mobley, “Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers, 2008, Elsevier
Mobley, “Maintenance Fundamentals”, 2nd Ed., 2004, Elsevier
Mobley, “Introduction to Predictive Maintenance”, 2nd Ed., 2002, Elsevier
Mobley, “Industrial Machinery Repair”, 2003, Elsevier
Nakajima, “Introduction to TPM, 1988, Productivity Press
Peters, “A Passion for Excellence, 1985, Random House
Womack, “The Machine That Changed the World, 1991, Rawson Associates

Workshop Leads


Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman


ANDREW NORMAN has over thirty-five years of experience in the manufacturing industry as a lubrication specialist and manufacturing engineer, college instructor, heavy equipment superintendent, diesel propulsion systems expert, maintenance consultant, and mechanical equipment expert. He has extensive experience in lubrication, maintenance and reliability, manufacturing processes, root cause analysis, process documentation, plant management, maintenance planning and scheduling, and all phases of industrial asset management. Andrew brings a wealth of mechanical maintenance experience and knowledge from manufacturing processes to maintenance execution. His 35 years of manufacturing and maintenance experience at all levels provides a well-rounded expert in the areas of maintenance training, maintenance implementation, maintenance management, and process documentation. He is a PROSCI-certified change management professional. He is also an SME-certified Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional, and was an ASE-certified Master Mechanic in three separate areas; automotive, heavy-duty trucks, and automotive machining.