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  • Target Audience Maintenance or Operations Superintendents, Maintenance Managers, Shutdown Managers, Maintenance Planners, Reliability Engineers, Anyone involved in the preparation, management, and execution of an industrial outage, shutdown, or turnaround
  • Course Duration 3 Days
  • Continuing Education Unit 2.4 CEU
  • This course is offered in both public and private settings

Measure, Manage, and Control Your STO Events

Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO) represent a significant but necessary disruption in your normal business process. With proper management, these events can be leveraged to provide a measurable strategic advantage to your organization. This course provides practical and immediately transferrable knowledge on the preparation and management of industrial STO events. It concludes with a visioning exercise to design a framework from scratch, or identify improvements to existing STO frameworks, based on the lessons learned. During this session, the award-winning Outage! business simulation will be leveraged to prepare for and execute an outage, all from the safety and comfort of the classroom.

You will Learn:

  • How to design a fundamental outage framework to manage your STO process
  • How to analyze and critique your current STO process
  • The requirements for developing and delivering a communication plan in preparation for an upcoming STO event
  • How to define and calculate the critical path for any set of tasks and make important management decisions based on this calculation
  • How to determine the critical risk factors and the appropriate risk mitigation actions to be taken
  • The techniques used to manage scope creep and how to apply them to ensure scope freeze
  • What is necessary for developing a post-outage review report and corresponding improvement plan
  • How to optimize the duration of individual tasks, and thus optimize the overall STO duration
  • How to establish a set of metrics to measure the success of your STO event
  • Visual management techniques for managing the performance of your STO event and how to apply them
  • How to use a Gantt chart to track and report STO progress
  • How to develop an actionable plan to map future improvement activities in your STO process
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SOCIETY FOR MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY PROFESSIONALS Allied is also an RMC Training Partner, with our reliability training courses counting towards the educational requirements of UT's Reliability & Maintainability Implementation Certification (RMIC®).
SOCIETY FOR MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY PROFESSIONALS As an SMRP Approved Provider, Allied's reliability training courses are recognized to provide continuing education that aligns with the most relevant topics and best practices in the industry according to the SMRP Body of Knowledge and/or the Asset Management Landscape, which is published by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management.