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Computerized Maintenance Management System Implementation and Optimization (self-paced)

Online On-Demand

Take up to six months to complete the course at your own pace.

Statistics show that 60–80% of CMMS installations have failed due to a multitude of reasons.

Maintenance costs are going up at an average rate of 15% per year. The total cost of maintenance in the public and private sectors is hundreds of billions of dollars. In many operations, maintenance accounts for 15 to 40 percent of total costs of operations.

As global competition intensifies, operational executives are adopting new concepts and technologies to increase productivity and quality. Yet many overlook the most important operational support system—the maintenance organization. While maintenance is traditionally underutilized, proactive organizations are increasingly recognizing the impact of maintenance on increased equipment availability and utilization, on increased quality, and thus on resultant competitiveness and profitability. Maintenance is becoming a focus for competitive advantage.

This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to audit and optimize your CMMS.

By attending this training course, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Improve maintenance productivity
  • Improve machine quality
  • Reduce down time
  • Monitor and improve employee productivity
  • Reduce outside contract work
  • Provide better service to other departments
  • Monitor/control maintenance costs
  • Reduce clerical costs
  • Design and justify an effective maintenance management system
  • Make the right selection of an effective maintenance system for your organization
  • Make proper implementation of an effective maintenance management system
  • Increase overall productivity & profits

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Who Should Enroll

  • Plant engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors and managers
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • Directors of operations
  • Maintenance planners and schedulers
  • Purchasing/store managers
  • Inventory related managers
  • Anyone interested in maintenance management

Why Choose an Online Course

Advantages to an online course:

  • Minimum time away from the workplace
  • No travel and related expenses
  • Flexible study time and work pace
  • Convenient e-mail access to the instructor

Why Choose This Course

Upon your successful completion of the program, the certificate awarded to you by the University of Kansas will document your specialized education and knowledge in managing batch control systems. It can serve as evidence of your qualifications and competence to present or potential employers.

Request a White Paper: "Top 7 Things a CMMS Can Do for Your Organization!"

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Course Schedule & Module Descriptions

Lesson 1: Introduction and the Maintenance Work Process Flow

  1. The purpose of maintenance and moving to a strategic maintenance plan
  2. The maintenance work process flow
  3. The most common problems with maintenance

Lesson 2A: The CMMS Equipment Module

  1. Keys for assigning equipment IDs
  2. Proper use of Parts List (BOM)
  3. Noting parent/child relationships in an equipment record
  4. Best documents to attach to an equipment record
  5. Use of equipment history reports

Lesson 2B: The CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (PM)

  1. The importance of PM
  2. Establishing PM procedures
  3. Determining the PM frequencies
  4. PM work orders
  5. PM reports

Lesson 2C: The CMMS Work Order System

  1. Labor data and labor reports
  2. Optimizing the information in the work order system
  3. Feedback and status in the work order system
  4. Work order system reports
  5. Maintenance planning and scheduling and their effects
  6. Following up on completed work orders

Lesson 2D: The CMMS Inventory and Purchasing

  1. Vendor information and reports
  2. Optimizing the parts inventory system
  3. Inventory control and reduction
  4. CMMS purchase order system and order reports
  5. Budgeting and budgeting reports

Lesson 2E: Additional CMMS Features to Consider

  1. Security of data
  2. Customizable reports
  3. Customizable screens
  4. Mobile technology

Lesson 3: CMMS Justification

  1. Roadblocks in justification
  2. Forming a team to move the project forward
  3. Identifying problems of current system and objectives, features, and benefits of a new system
  4. Financial analysis of savings
  5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Lesson 4: Evaluating and Selecting CMMS

  1. Defining objectives
  2. Developing system specifications
  3. Searching for CMMS vendors
  4. Conducting preliminary screening
  5. Evaluation and final selection

Lesson 5: CMMS Implementation

  1. Forming an implementation team
  2. Gaining management commitment and participation
  3. Preparing for the change
  4. Ordering software and hardware
  5. Project scope and planning
  6. Gathering and entering data
  7. Training and monitoring
  8. Auditing and optimization


Kris Bagadia

Kris Bagadia received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE).

After eight years of experience as a plant engineer and project manager for three different manufacturing companies, Bagadia founded PEAK, a firm specializing in maintenance consulting and training. He has been the owner and CEO of PEAK Industrial Solutions since 1982.

Bagadia worked as a maintenance supervisor for about four years. He has been involved with every aspect of CMMS for over two decades, including designing, developing, testing, selling and marketing CMMS. He understands maintenance functionality and how a CMMS can accomplish it.

Bagadia authored several books on computerized maintenance and has been a contributing author of several handbooks. He has published numerous articles in technical and trade journals, has conducted hundreds of seminars on maintenance management since 1982, and is a frequent speaker for organizations such as Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), National Manufacturing Week, and a wide variety of universities. 

Exams & Course Information

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded after the completion of the exam. The participants must attain a minimum of 75 percent on the exam. The entire course is comparable to 2 days of seminar training. Therefore, the certificate will state that the recipient has earned 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). However, the course does not carry any college credits and cannot be used as part of a degree-seeking program.

Exam-Marking Scheme

The grade will be based on the final exam, which is offered online as part of the course material and done with an "open-book" approach. The purpose of the exam is to drive home the main points of the course and insure that participants have viewed and read the course materials.

Course Materials

The class text will be mailed to students upon registration at no additional cost.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Made Easy
Author: Kris Bagadia
ISBN: 0071469850
Published by McGraw-Hill
Additional course materials and copies of the lecture slides will be available for download from the class website.

Course Delivery

Each session is delivered as a recorded webinar so attendees can view classes any time they wish. Class handouts and quizzes are also available on the University of Kansas website. Attendees will receive an ID and password to enter the site. Any computer with an internet browser capable of running Flash will be sufficient for the program.

Instructor Availability

While you are enrolled in the course, you can email the instructor with any questions that you have. He will reply within 2 business days.


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Registration Information

Registration and Fees

Registration fees include access to the online systems for a six month period. The certificate is awarded after the completion of all of the lessons.

Complete Series $995

**KU Federal Executive Board Partnership—Federal Employee Discount: This course is available to federal employees at a 10% discounted rate. Learn more here.

How to Register

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the registration form to:
The University of Kansas
Professional & Continuing Education
Registration Center
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619 or
Fax the form to:
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Register by Phone
Call (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823
Register by TDD


Refund and Cancellation

No refunds will be granted for this class once the student has accessed the Blackboard class site. A full refund of registration fees, less a $30 administrative fee, will be approved if requested in writing prior to accessing the course. Requests must be made within 60 days of payment. The cost of any text or course materials you have received will also be withheld from your refund. A $30 fee also will be charged for returned checks. (Please note that if you fail to cancel and do not participate, you are still responsible for payment.) KU Professional & Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel the course and return all fees. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee.

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Program Accessibility

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-5823 or mark the space on the registration form, and a KUPCE representative will contact you to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the event. See the nondiscrimination policy above.

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