Prescriptive Maintenance Master Class

Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, Trinidad and Tobago,
25 - 27 Feb 2019

Prescriptive Maintenance Master Class

Putting new technology to work for your best maintenance and reliability

Are you going to be ready when your boss asks for your big data, IIoT, analytics or Artificial Intelligence strategy? Will you be familiar with virtual reality training or augmented reality assisted maintenance? How to answer the important question “Where exactly does the Return on Investment come from”?

In simple business language, this course defines the technologies, shows how they work together and boils down the claims of the vendors to actionable projects you can pilot inexpensively and quickly.

Each of these technologies would, by itself, transform maintenance. Taken together there are now unheard-of opportunities. In times of great change there are hucksters peddling buggy software and hardware not up to your needs. Millions will be wasted through basic lack of understanding of the state of the business.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the real meaning of all the buzz words and acronyms of the field
  • Explore the relationships between IIoT, Big Data Analytics and Prescriptive Maintenance
  • Learn where to start
  • Develop algorithms for maintenance data analysis
  • Understand Big Data and how it relates to your work
  • Understand where Artificial Intelligence fits into maintenance
  • Plan for integration into your current maintenance effort
  • Build a business case for prescriptive maintenance

Exercises and Case Studies: Different people are different types of learners. This class features many different training modalities. It has several kinds of exercises, discussions, activities and case studies to help enhance the training experience and to teach specific knowledge of prescriptive maintenance.

Using Pre-course Questionnaires to understand your specific learning needs in advance, this tailor made program ensures that you will leave with know how to apply what you have learnt to your own unique situations and operating environments.

What this is not: This class is not a class about implementation of artificial intelligence or the advantages and disadvantages of various algorithms or analytic approaches. In short this is a course for maintenance-oriented professionals looking for knowledge and insight into this new field. It will also show IT professionals the shape and topology of the maintenance application with some of the necessary interfaces.

What organizations say about Joel Levitt’s Maintenance training!

“I have found Joel Levitt to be the most realistic and practical trainer I know. He can relate with the whole facility from the shop floor to the boardroom.”
- Holcim (US) Inc.

“Extremely experienced & knowledgeable facilitator. Real life pertinent examples.“
- Nealco Properties Trinidad

“The program makes you a better Maintenance person.”
- Maritime Authority Trinidad

“Instructor obviously very knowledgeable in the field and communicates effectively.”
- T&TEC Trinidad

“Good content very practical applicable to our maintenance practices.”
- Powergen Trinidad

“My entire Maintenance department has changed for the better because of what I have taken from these classes.”
- AXSYS Technologies, Inc.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Goal: Best business decision possible for the whole company
    • Easier for computers than for humans
  • Defined: What is Prescriptive Maintenance?
    • One of the first examples of prescriptive maintenance (human driven)
  • This is a bigger conversation than just IIoT or big data
    • Maturity: Reactive, Preventive, Predictive. Different organizations have different cultures. The key is to look at consequences related to the aim of the organization
    • Exercise- where are you? Is your low maturity a barrier to adopting some of the new tech?
  • Examine work flow to see where to introduce new technologies
  • Using TLC to reduce breakdowns
  • CMMS
    • Work orders
    • How to improve the quality of your work orders (exercise)
    • Using work order data for RCA (human analytics) exercise
  • Where does Prescriptive Maintenance fit into a traditional maintenance model
    • IIoT sensors monitored by computers case study
    • Source and timing of work is pivotal


Day 2

  • Introduction to the wide range of IIoT sensors
  • Economic justification. What are the costs? Where is the Return on Investment?
    • Breakdown costs exercise (prove the case that repair costs are only a small part of the cost and consequences of breakdown
    • Short course in economic modeling exercise. There are many alternative strategies for maintaining an asset. This case study demonstrates the possibilities
    • How much will IIOT and prescriptive maintenance cost? We look at comparative costs for different size systems and modules
  • Guess what, you still need PM!
    • How to measure existing efforts using numerical KPIs
  • PM and PdM defined for this class
    • Tricks of the trade
    • High tech Inspection with actual examples of tech and use cases
      • Examples of Chemical analysis
      • Examples of Vibration analysis
      • Examples of Infrared
      • Examples of Ultra sound
      • Examples of Visual
      • Use of drones to perform inspections
    • Use case for augmented reality
    • Virtual reality is ready for prime time for training
  • Using RCM to choose sensors
  • Conventional PM


Day 3

  • Big data
    • There is a certain amount of fluff you must break through. Tracing the hyperbole and false promises of the industry. Alert you to vapor wear!
    • Breakdown of sources of data with detailed example. Detailed look at the myriad of data sources that are possible to tap into
  • Analytics
    • Examples of analytics
    • Exercises in analytics. Given some data sets what steps would you take to analyze the data
  • History- Where did AI come from? The AI movement
  • How widespread is the adoption of the elements of Prescriptive Maintenance?
  • Antecedents: What must be in place to take advantage of the present systems?
  • Prescriptive Maintenance is algorithm based
    • Algorithm for HVAC exercise. Develop an algorithm to run a HVAC system in a school. Discuss the consequences and hidden outcomes.
    • Algorithm rules for oil change exercise. If you could tap into the data stream of a haul truck how would you decide to change oil?
  • Pitfalls and short comings of Prescriptive Maintenance
  • Create a roadmap to Prescriptive Maintenance
For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Joel Levitt is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals. He has trained more than 17,000 maintenance leaders from 3000 organizations in 26 countries in over 550 sessions. Since 1980 he has been the President of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services clients of all sizes on a wide range of maintenance issues.

He has 37 years of experience in many facets of maintenance including process control design, source equipment inspector, electrician, field service technician, maritime operations and property management. Prior to that, Levitt worked for a CMMS vendor and as an owner/manager in manufacturing.

He is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and has written 11 popular maintenance management texts. He has also published over 200 articles on the topic. Levitt has served on the safety board of ANSI, Small Business United, National Family Business Council and on the executive committee of the Miquon School. He is a member of AFE and Vice President of the Philadelphia chapter.

Some of the Popular Titles by Joel Levitt

  • Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages 2004
  • Handbook of Maintenance Management 2009
  • TPM Reloaded 2010
  • Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Coordination 2010
  • The Complete Handbook of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance 2008
  • Managing Factory Maintenance 2004
  • Basics of Fleet Maintenance 2010
  • Lean Maintenance 2008
  • Facilities Management- Maintenance of Buildings and Facilities 2013

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

This program is designed for all types of maintenance environments. Attendees should include Directors responsible for maintenance and asset management, executives responsible for big data/analytics corporate wide, plant managers, maintenance managers, CMMS managers, engineers, IT professionals responsible for IIoT and Analytics for maintenance and people who are in training for these positions. There is also an advantage to have representatives from operations, production control and stockroom for their perspective and input. This is not a computer science class it is a maintenance and business class.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Some of the Things you will Learn (partial list)

  • What is prescriptive maintenance?
  • How does it work?
  • Why big data, analytics, machine learning is important but NOT SUFFICIENT for world class maintenance?
  • How does virtual reality work for training?
  • Will we have to change to use this stuff?
  • How can we apply this to our own unique situation?
  • What is an algorithm and why should I care?
  • How does it fit into our current practices?
  • What is our maintenance maturity and how will it impact implementation?
  • What are some of the vendors offering?
  • Can I get rid of existing PM?
  • What is analytics for the non-computer professional?
  • How much would I spend for each level of prescriptive maintenance?
  • How does the computer figure out what has to be done?
  • What are the pitfalls?
  • What is a digital twin?
  • What exactly is big data, why is it important?
  • What are some of the false promises of big data?
  • Is machine learning here or is it still years away?
  • Where did all these new technologies come from?


This class will be highly interactive and participative. Exercises and case studies will form an important part of the class. Participants will be encouraged to discuss and reflect on their own organisation’s practices and ways to apply what they have learned in the class to their work.


Mr. Joel Levitt would like to customize the class based on your specific learning needs. Pre-Course Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the class to complete. Mr. Joel Levitt will analyze in advance and address them during the class.


Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both Mr. Joel Levitt and the Course Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavor and serve towards your professional advancement.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

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For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
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