University of Wisconsin to Offer CMMS Course

Nov. 21, 2005
Class will teach comprehensive ways to improve overall productivity

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison website

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer a 3-day course, Evaluating, Implementing, and Optimizing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Pyle Center on the main campus. The class, which costs $995, will run from 8:30am-4:30pm on the first and second days and 8:30am-3:30pm on the third day.

Upon completion, participants will be able to use their CMMS to gain control of maintenance costs, increase equipment up-time, maintain production schedules, and improve customer service. Through practical demonstrations, they will learn how to use their system to improve the bottom line:

  • Utilizing a system for equipment/asset and spare parts identification
  • Making timely purchasing decisions
  • Improving work order scheduling and control
  • Making more efficient use of personnel

Other topics to be discussed:

  • Compare current CMMS and understand core functionalities
  • How CMMS can be used to convert maintenance from a cost center to a profit center within the organization
  • Develop an accurate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model for CMMS; calculate Return on Investment (ROI) from CMMS
  • Schedule resources and personnel to work orders
  • Data collection, storage and retrieval techniques, database requirements
  • Vendor selection criteria, RFP guidelines, and implementation strategies
  • Getting and keeping top management support
  • Techniques used in past CMMS implementations that have been successful and how to avoid root causes of ineffective CMMS

Class fees include a continental breakfast and networking lunch each day. For more information on the event, or to register, visit the course website at:

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