2021 IDCON Courses
TAPPI is working with IDCON to present a combined set of courses that are designed to help you improve manufacturing reliability and lower costs.
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2021 IDCON Training Events Schedule

Materials and Spare Parts Management
April 6-8, 2021
Online Training
Waiting for parts to arrive impacts productivity, reliability, and the bottom line.
Better management of this process is an untapped opportunity for organizations to improve reliability. This IDCON training gives you a better understanding how to increase plant reliability and maintenance performance through improved management of spare parts and materials related information. Topics include: how to develop effective materials management work processes, repair-and-return practices, stock” or “not stock” decision making, the impact of materials management on reliability, key master data quality, and much more.

Work Management Planning and Scheduling
May 11-13, 2021
Online Training

Get your workload under control with effective planning and scheduling strategies.
Effective Planning and Scheduling is a key to improving reliability and maintenance performance. This course gives you practice in how to perform the essential functions of this work management process. You'll learn: how to screen and approve work orders based on real priorities not emotions, how to manage your backlog, ow to plan work and schedule work that uses resources effectively How to implement a Work Management System that improves uptime and keeps the team safe.


Root Cause Problem Elimination
June 8-10, 2021
Online Training
Bandage fixes and best guesses are costing you time and resources.
IDCON's Root Cause Problem Elimination™ training focuses on eliminating problems, not just analyzing them.  You’ll learn a structured approach to problem elimination while learning a documentation method and implementation strategies for your organization. RCPE™ was created to be a simple process that can be applied down to the frontline where 80 to 90% of problems can be solved and eliminated.

Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Process
September 28-30, 2021
Online Training
What is your strategy for minimizing downtime and cost while maintaining a high level of safety?Shutdown/Turnarounds and Outages represent a large portion of maintenance cost and production downtime in many industries. IDCON’s S-TOP training and implementation focuses on the vital phases that ensure efficient execution, improved safety, minimized downtime, and maximum use of resources. You’ll learn how to challenge the status quo, use risked based work selection, assign the right resources, planning strategies to reduce duration, how to integrate schedules, involving operations, and effective closeout. This course is recommended for anyone who is responsible for managing, planning, scheduling shutdowns in an industrial setting.

Completed Training

Develop and Manage Preventive Maintenance Strategy
March 2-4, 2021
Online Training
Never question if you know the right task, right frequency or right tool again.
You know preventive maintenance is a fundamental part of improving your plant’s reliability, but why is it so hard to get the correct PM’s documented and executed? Get the confidence you need to develop and implement the right PM strategy for your plant that ensures your team is doing the right task at the right time. You’ll learn who should be included in launching the PM project, the fundamentals of Preventive Maintenance, Equipment Criticality Analysis technique, and how to document the PM tasks.

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IDCON - A Uniquely Specialized Management Consulting Company

IDCON helps manufacturing and process industries maximize profits by improving these critical operations.

For more than four decades, IDCON’s reliability and maintenance strategies have been applied worldwide for the purpose of increasing production reliability and lowering costs. While traditional maintenance approaches focus almost exclusively on equipment, IDCON applies a philosophy emphasizing results through people.

Recognizing Leaders in Reliability and Physical Asset Management Training

Several IDCON courses have received the status of "Approved Provider" recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

The Approved Provider Education Program recognizes continuing education that align with the most relevant topics and best practices in the industry according to the Maintenance and Reliability Knowledge Committee's Body of Knowledge (BoK) pillars of knowledge.