Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate


A fully accredited, week-long program for maintenance improvement.

Learn 9 essential tools for managing and improving the maintenance process.

prod_logo_100.png Fisher_Logo_250.jpg


Program Description


Moving from a reactive to a proactive maintenance environment has a big and positive impact directly on your bottom line. Did you know that when equipment plans its own downtime (i.e. a breakdown) it is ten times more costly both financially and in terms of capacity losses to get back to a safe, efficient ‘run-ready’ state?

Chances are you already know you must do something to improve the reliability of your equipment but you might not know exactly what to do or how to get started. Held on the campus of The Ohio State University, this one week, fully-accredited program has been designed to introduce you to nine fundamental techniques for doing just that! Get started on your journey to World Class Reliability today.

Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded the Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University. Graduates of the program earn 4 CEUs.



Program Objectives

This program will teach you…

  • why improving the maintenance process is critical to plant improvement.
  • the key tools for improving your maintenance operation.
  • the role of Standardized Work within the maintenance function.
  • the metrics and measurements that drive maintenance performance.
  • how to eliminate waste from every portion of the maintenance function.



Program Curriculum

8am - 5pm

The Zero Failure Principle
Abnormalities that go unnoticed or are ignored eventually lead to a failure. During this session, you will learn the basic principles of proper maintenance, how they relate to each other, and the natural synergy that will enable you to achieve the goal of zero failures. Includes actual case studies.

Establishing Key Maintenance Metrics and Measures
The focus of your maintenance effort depends on where the data tells you to go. This session teaches how to calculate basic maintenance performance metrics, break down the data, and move the numbers in the right direction.

8am - 5pm

Autonomous Maintenance
Learn the seven steps of autonomous maintenance – the foundational tool that can eliminate the causes of 40-60% of unplanned downtime. Covers how to implement operator-based maintenance activities and how to transform the relationship between operations and maintenance employees.

The Waste Proof PM Process
Implementation of the Quick Changeover methodology directly addresses one of Nakajima’s Six Big Losses—set up and adjustment. Learn how to use the principles of Quick Changeover to eliminate waste in the maintenance process and reduce the time to complete major machine repairs, PM’s, and much more.

8am - 5pm

Focused Improvement (FI)
The goal of Focused Improvement is to maximize OEE through uncompromising elimination of equipment-specific losses. Learn how to identify critical pieces of equipment and their related impact on lead time. Also covers how to document, monitor, and trend equipment-related losses, and a process for determining the actions necessary for loss control/elimination.

Machine Failure Analysis
Machine Failure Analysis incorporates standard problem-solving methods with maintenance system outcomes to help you analyze and eliminate the physical, mechanical, and human factors of machine failure. Learn this team-based, systemic approach to maintenance improvement to ensure the failure never returns.

8am - 5pm

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
A key element of any proactive maintenance organization is its ability to properly plan and schedule repairs and PMs. In this session, you will learn the basics of a good maintenance planning & scheduling process, and the metrics that will help justify the program.

Managing The Storeroom & Spare Parts
An effective stores management system will save your organization thousands of dollars by ensuring spare parts are on hand and in good condition, thus decreasing duplicate orders and increasing equipment uptime. In this module you will learn how to properly manage the storage and distribution of your spare parts—an integral part of your overall maintenance improvement initiative.

8am - 12pm

Setting Standards and Leading The Effort
Standard work is a key element in the elimination of waste and a critical component of both operator-based maintenance (Autonomous Maintenance) and maintenance improvement. In this module, you will learn a proven methodology to develop a standard procedure, and then apply document control and visual workplace principles and techniques to train others in their new best practice.



What past attendees are saying...





Price: $3,015.00

Scroll down for online registration form.




The Blackwell

Accommodations: A block of rooms is being held for Productivity Inc. MMIC attendees at The Blackwell Hotel on The Ohio State University campus. Address: 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Productivity Inc. attendees receive a reduced rate of $145.00 per night, single or double occupancy. Rate includes hot buffet breakfast. Please call 614.247.4000 or toll-free 866.247.4003 for reservations, and identify yourself as a Productivity Inc. MMIC program attendee. The special rate will be available until four weeks prior to the event; after this date the hotel cannot guarantee availability.

For more information on The Blackwell Hotel, please visit The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the Columbus International Airport.

[ Clear Form ]Please fill out the information below.

Registrant Information

How did you hear about the event?


Cancellation policy: Prior to the start of the session, registrations may be transferred to a colleague without charge. To be considered for a refund, we must receive notification of cancellation in writing no later than 30 business days prior to the event. Cancellations received within 30 business days of the start of a program are subject to the full registration fee; this money will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. Cancellations received within 10 business days of the start of a program will be assessed a fee equal to 20% of the registration fee; the remainder of the fee will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. If no notification of cancellation is provided, registration fees will be forfeited. There is a $200 processing fee for all cancellations. No refunds or credits will be issued once a session is underway. On rare occasions, circumstances may make it necessary to cancel or postpone an event. We encourage attendees to book refundable/reusable airline tickets. We will not be responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

By registering for this event, the registrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that any photographs or videos taken during the event may be used in marketing efforts, including but not limited to news and promotions (web/print) without compensation to the registrant.

Note: All registrant applications will be evaluated for acceptance into the program. Consultants and university faculty may not be permitted to attend this event.

Contact Productivity

  • Captcha Code

    Click the image to see another captcha.