03 May Understanding The Maintenance and Reliability Body Of Knowledge
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization (SMRPCO) is organized for the purpose of fostering high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a recognized, credible credentialing program that assures the competency of practitioners of Profession.
The SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK) is a roadmap to world-class performance in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management.
A foundational belief in developing this examination is that professionals in the maintenance and reliability industry learn critical knowledge, skills and abilities from a variety of sources, both on the job and from outside training; therefore, no specific work experience or education are required for the certification. Nevertheless, there are a number of resources that can aid in preparing for the CMRP exam, such as the SMRP Body of Knowledge, practice questions and recommended readings.
The Body of Knowledge
There are five pillars in SMRP’s maintenance and reliability Body of Knowledge for professionals: Business & Management, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability, Organization & Leadership, and Work Management.
Pillar 1: Business & Management
This subject area describes the skills used to translate an organization’s business goals into appropriate maintenance and reliability goals that support and contribute to the organization’s business results.
Pillar 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability
This subject area relates maintenance and reliability activities to the manufacturing process of the organization to ensure that maintenance and reliability activities improve the manufacturing process.
Pillar 3: Equipment Reliability
This subject area describes two kinds of activities that apply to the equipment and processes for which the maintenance and reliability professional is accountable. First are those activities used to assess the current capabilities of the equipment and processes in terms of their reliability, availability, maintainability and criticality. Second are the activities used to select and apply the most appropriate maintenance practices so that the equipment and processes continue to deliver their intended capabilities in the safest and most cost-effective manner.
Pillar 4: Organization & Leadership
This subject area describes processes for assuring that the maintenance and reliability staff is the most qualified and best assigned to achieve the maintenance and reliability organization goals.
Pillar 5: Work Management
This subject area focuses on the skills used to get the maintenance and reliability work done. It includes scheduling and planning activities, quality assurance of maintenance activities, stores and inventory management.
- Business & Management
Maintenance Strategy Business-Centered Maintenance by Anthony Kelly ISBN: 13 978-0750624176
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacurer by Jeffery Liker
ISBN: 9780071 392310
- Manufacturing Process Reliability
Juran’s Quality Handbook, 6th ed. by Joseph Defeo and Joseph Juran ISBN: 978-0-07-162973-7
Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti ISBN: 978-0-83-113434-1
World Class Manufacturing: The Lessons of Simplicity Applied by Richard J. Schonberger ISBN: 978-1-416-59254-9
- Equipment Reliability
RCM-Gateway to World Class Maintenance by Anthony M. Smith ISBN: 978-0750674614
Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Manufacturing Excellence by Ron Moore ISBN: 978-0750678216
- Organization & Leadership
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner ISBN: 978-1119278962
Successfully Installing TPM in a Non-Japanese Plant: Total Productive Maintenance by Edward H. Hartmann ISBN: 978-1882258000
Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on teh Competing Values Framework by Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn ISBN: 978-0470650264
- Work Management
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems by Terry Wireman ISBN: 978-0831130541
Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook by Richard (Doc) D. Palmer (first 3 chapters) ISBN: 978-0071784115
This course will teach the basics of what it takes to be a world class organization. Mr Harris has worked for Fortune 500 worldwide companies and he understands how to do the right things to move your company to higher levels of reliability. This course will show you how to reduce equipment failures by 50% and increase the life of existing equipment components by 3-8 times.
This course is aimed to create leaders in Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Management sectors who are recognized all over the world.