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Autonomous and Preventive Maintenance Training

World-Class Training on Maintenance and Reliability

Just 3 days at Milliken provides you with an in-depth study into this global organization’s best-in-class autonomous and preventative maintenance (referred to, internally at Milliken, as Daily Team Maintenance.) Discover how you can develop and cement the partnership between your operators and your maintenance associates, while engaging each in the shared ownership of excellence in reliability. Learn from Milliken’s approach which is laid out step-by-step, covering all the critical building blocks of a reliability system.
Our Maintenance and Reliability course works perfectly as a follow-up to our Driving Operational Excellence Conference, if you are interested in taking a deeper dive into this integral component of performance improvement.




April 22 - 24, 2014     Roger Milliken Center • Spartanburg, SC       Click here to register!

May 20 - 22, 2014       Roger Milliken Center • Spartanburg, SC       Click here to register!

June 24 - 26, 2014    
Roger Milliken Center • Spartanburg, SC       Click here to register!

Course Agenda -

Day One
   7:30 am – 8:00 am  - Registration, Breakfast refreshments
   8:00 am – 5:00 pm  - Instruction and Training Activities
   12:00pm - 1:00 pm - Networking lunch
Modules include:
   • Milliken Performance System Overview
   • Daily Team Maintenance / Planned Maintenance Overview
   • Model Machine Selection
   • Planned Maintenance Phase 1: Reduce Breakdowns
       DTM Steps 0-3
       PM Steps 1-2
       Zero Failures Analysis
       Support DTM
       Lubrication Management
Day 2
• 7:30 am – Registration, Breakfast Refreshments
• 8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Instruction and Training Activities
• 12:00pm - Lunch
• Modules:
  ○ PM Phase 2: Lengthen Equipment Life
    • DTM Step 4
    • PM Step 3
      ○ Spare Parts Management
      ○ Zero Loss Thinking
      ○ Maintenance Skills Enhancement
  ○ PM Phase 3: Implement Periodic Maintenance
    • DTM Step 5
    • PM Step 4
      ○ Preventive Maintenance
  ○ PM Phase 4: Predict Equipment Life
    • DTM Step 6-7
    • PM Step 5-6
Day 3
• 7:30 am – Registration, Breakfast Refreshments, Depart Roger Milliken Center
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - Plant Tour and Lunch
• 12:30 – Depart Plant for Roger Milliken Center
• 2:00 Adjourn Course


• Gain an understanding of the purpose and benefits of the Daily Team Maintenance (DTM) and Planned Maintenance (PM) processes
• Gain an understanding of the tools used in the Daily Team Maintenance and Planned Maintenance systems
• Gain an understanding of how to improve the relationship between your operators and maintenance associates, as well as optimize their roles in daily management
• Explore and gain practical application of various maintenance tools
• View best practices within an award winning Milliken facility​


Pricing with Plant Tour

$2195 / person
$2095 / person for teams of 3 or more

Pricing without Plant Tour
$1795 / person
$1695 / person for teams of 3 or more



Plant management, maintenance professionals, reliability engineers, maintenance technicians, production supervisors, operations






Milliken & Co.... arguably should have been crushed by global competition.... And yet a visit to Milliken’s vast campus finds the company thriving.”
   —John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal

“The training provided real world examples that can be applied to the systems we already have in place. Milliken trainers showed passion in what was explained for each topic.”
   —Dean Lache, Maintenance Tool Room Supervisor, Charter Wire, a Division of Charter Manufacturing.

“Milliken’s instructor’s experiences were valuable to understanding how the methods work in the ‘real world’”
  —Chris Small, Supervisor, L-3 Communications

“Milliken provided an excellent course. Our instructor was the penultimate subject matter expert. Fast paced yet informative. Real world experience of a manufacturing facility.”
 —Steve Sanderson, Technical Manager, NCFI Polyurethanes




Please contact Carly Tebbetts at 864-503-1797 or to learn more about customizing this course for your company.

Travel Information

Call to reserve your sleeping accommodations at any of these hotels:

• Spartanburg Marriott Renaissance Park, 299 N. Church St., 864.596.1211

• Courtyard by Marriott Spartanburg 110 Mobile Dr, 864.585.2400 

• Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at WestGate Mall, 895 Spartan Blvd., 864.699.7777

• Comfort Suites at WestGate Mall 458 West Blackstock Road, 864.699.6700

• Hampton Inn & Suites at WestGate Mall, 801 Spartan Blvd., 864.699.2222

• Residence Inn by Marriott 9011 Fairforest Road, 864.576.3333

• Quality Inn, 160 Simuel Rd, Spartanburg, 864.542.0333