Break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom with MRT training

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A 12-step process that will help you break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom.

Reactive maintenance is expensive and dangerous. Constant breakdowns often lead to missed targets, bad relations between maintenance and production, late-night call-outs, and frustrating work days. Budgets blow out, injuries occur, rework is the norm, and planning is almost impossible.

If this sounds like your world, we have some good news!

The Maintenance Reliability Transformation [MRT] method is a 12-step process that will help you break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom. Not sure what we mean by the “cycle of doom”?
IMAGE ON THE RIGHT: Keep clicking the center of the “Reactive cycle” animation for a painful reminder ⇒.


FREE DEMO: See a preview of the MRT course. Included is segments from our instructional videos. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – MRT Course Demonstration Link.

You could decide to shoot for “world-class reliability” by following the Asset Reliability Transformation process with the aid of the Asset Reliability Practitioner courses, but if you are knee-deep in breakdowns and feel that world-class would be unrealistic, then we suggest you consider a different path. Instead, we recommend that you “lower your eyes” and aim to get the basics right and thus get the breakdowns under control.

How does MRT work?

The basic idea behind the Maintenance Reliability Transformation [MRT] process is that we focus on the equipment that consumes the bulk of your time, eliminate the tasks that waste your time, improve the way we manage the maintenance tasks, improve the quality of the work performed, and monitor the health of the equipment so we can plan for future failures – all with your existing personnel. There will be fewer failures, more order, and less frustration!

The MRT process has 12 major steps and 78 documented “recommended practices” that guide you every step of the way. 78 may seem like a lot of steps but if it was easy you would not need our assistance. Besides, you just need to focus on the first item. Then the second. And then… We will provide you with a handy tool so you can check them off as you complete them.

But remember, we are not shooting for world-class condition monitoring, planning and scheduling, reliability analysis, or anything else. We will take small steps, one after the other, and get the reactive beast under control. And when you achieve that goal, you can follow the Asset Reliability Transformation process to achieve organization-wide, best-in-class reliability and plant performance.

  • 12 Steps in the MRT Process
  • 78 Recommended MRT practices
  • 171 Videos related to MRT
  • 34 Hours of training videos
  • 26 Hours of video on the 12 steps
  • 365 Days per year that won't be wrecked by breakdowns

MRT Solo Package

You can take the MRT Solo package choosing either one year or two year access to the training plus some additional resources that will help you achieve your goal – but the training is just for you. It will take time to defeat reactive maintenance and our training will guide you every step of the way.

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MRT Team Package

Or you can take the MRT Team package to ensure your success. You will have access to the training and extra bonus resources, but so will the rest of your maintenance team, and you can even invite people from operations/production, engineering, and others. Everyone needs to understand what it will take to succeed. Everyone needs to contribute to the process. Therefore, everyone needs to take the appropriate training. That’s why, to defeat the reactive maintenance beast, you need this package.

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How does the Distance Learning training work?

We have created 26 hours of video that explains the steps, plus 8 hours of “background” training. And we have additional training modules in the Team package that provide even more training and refresher modules.

What’s the difference between ARP and MRT?

If the primary focus is to reduce the number of breakdowns, then you need MRT. If you are looking to optimize plant performance (reduced breakdowns/downtime, reduced maintenance costs, increased output), then you need ARP.

Another key difference:
MRT is prescriptive: in addition to the background knowledge, it provides step-by-step guidance on what to do and when to do it. On the other hand, ARP is purely about reliability program knowledge and certification:
ARP-A is an overview of the big picture and all the elements.
ARP-E focuses on reliability engineering.
ARP-L focuses on leadership, implementation, and the business case.

You own a ’69 Mustang that barely runs. MRT will teach you exactly what to do to get it running so it won’t break down. ARP provides the knowledge required to get it running and make it a showpiece car: fast, beautiful, and reliable. ARP will give you the knowledge necessary to understand the mechanics, diagnostic tests, and mechanical best practices. Also, how to put the team together to get it to top performance. But it won’t provide detailed guidance on what to do first, second, third, etc. – there are just too many steps.

Why does MRT public training have two levels?

We have developed two courses and a certification exam to meet two different needs.

Course #1: Preparing for the Maintenance Reliability Transformation
If you are new to maintenance best practices, reliability, and condition monitoring, the steps and recommended practices will not make much sense. This course includes all the background information and a summary of the MRT process to prepare you. After this course, you will have the knowledge and understanding to go ahead with the detailed MRT process.

Course #2: Mastering the Maintenance Reliability Transformation
If you are confident in your knowledge of maintenance best practices, reliability, and condition monitoring (for example, you have recently been through ARP-A or the above course) and you feel ready to implement the MRT process, then this course will be ideal.

Am I required to take MRT level one to take level two?

No, you can start with the training that best fits your needs.

What are the experience requirements to become certified?

You are required to complete the training and pass the exam with a 80% passing grade.

Are the MRT trainings accredited to ISO/IEC 17024?

The Maintenance Reliability Transformation training (Distance Learning formats or Public Training) is not accredited to ISO/IEC 17024. However, it does have a certification exam.

How long is the exam?

The exam is 50 questions. You have 2 hours to complete. 80% passing grade.

What do I receive when I become certified?

You will receive a certificate of completion.

How can I learn more?

If you would like to learn more details, please visit the MRT details page.

For a detailed description of how the MRT training process works, and how you can best utilize the process depending upon your unique situation, please read the MRT process guide.

FREE DEMO: See a preview of the MRT course. Included is segments from our instructional videos. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – MRT Course Demonstration Link.

Read the book to help you along the way

If you like to read, highlight passages, and dog-ear the pages, we have the Breaking out of the Reactive Maintenance Cycle of Doom book by the author of the training, Jason Tranter. Scroll down for more details. You can also order it here.

How can I take the course?

You have two ways to buy this training (hint: choose the third option):