Training cycle Maintenance & Asset Management

Training Cycle
Maintenance Management

Anyone who works as a professional in technical maintenance and/or asset management today will probably agree: it is a challenging work environment! Technical installations are becoming more and more complex and there are fewer major (replacement) investments in installations or factories.

So learning maintenance and asset management on-the-job is definitely a challenge. That is why we organise the Maintenance and Asset Management course for maintenance managers and anyone starting out in a technical leadership role.

Besides the important theoretical models on maintenance, reliability, maintenance management and asset management, we also bring very concrete tools and solutions that can be applied immediately in the company.

You will learn how to run a maintenance department, how to manage a maintenance budget, how to identify and realise savings opportunities, and so on. In short, you get a complete overview of everything that is needed to efficiently manage your technical maintenance department.

BEMAS Maintenance Managers

About the training cycle

In September 2022, BEMAS will launch the eleventh edition of the maintenance & asset management training cycle. Since 2012, more than 150 professionals have been immersed in all aspects of these fascinating domains. 

For this purpose, BEMAS works together with guest lecturers of a high level, who pay attention to practical cases, exercises and a lot of interaction. The dynamics that arise in each group after a few sessions are of great added value to many participants. 

The 2022-2023 edition starts at the end of September 2022 and runs until the spring of 2023. The training consists of 25 modules of 4 hours net of teaching time, each time on a Thursday afternoon.  Before that, there is a starting session (Great Asset Management Experience) during a full day. During the final session, the participants present an improvement case in which they apply part of what they have learned to their company. A few months later, there is an exam session.

Who is this training cycle for?

This training cycle focuses on starting maintenance managers and other 'high potentials' within a company who have the ambition to grow towards a technical leadership position. Besides the important theoretical models on maintenance, reliability, maintenance management and asset management, we also bring very concrete tools and solutions that you can immediately apply in your company. You will learn how a maintenance department is run. You will learn how to manage the maintenance budget. You will learn how to identify and realise savings opportunities quickly and efficiently.

"By participating in the "Maintenance and Asset Management" training cycle, I have gained a lot of new insights related to maintenance and organisation. Moreover, I have had the opportunity to visit various companies and make a number of interesting national and international contacts. For me, this is already an important added value compared to other 'classic' training programmes." 

Carl Cattoir, Reliability Engineer at Bayer

Why this training cycle?

There is no fully-fledged Master's programme in maintenance and asset management in Belgium. Technical installations are becoming increasingly complex and there are fewer major (replacement) investments in installations or plants. At the same time, due to the ageing population, there is a large outflow of (retired) technical profiles at all levels and too little inflow from education. In this context, creating added value with maintenance is an ever greater challenge. On-the-job training is becoming more difficult due to lack of personnel, time and money.

But of course, it is not all doom and gloom! Maintenance and asset management are very challenging areas, both technically and managerially. Evolutions in technology and condition monitoring are rapid, the increasing digitalisation of maintenance provides new opportunities, and asset management is also experiencing significant interesting developments.

All this has made us realise that we have to offer a thorough package to the new generation of maintenance and asset managers. Our goal is to strengthen their knowledge and experience and bring them together, to spread new insights and to make sure they can add more value to their company. At the same time, we are convinced that this training can be a great bonus for their own career path within the company.

Short overview of the training cycle

  • 25 modules of 4 hours each, on Thursday afternoons
  • Starts on 29 September 2022, continues until June 2023
  • Theoretical lessons complemented by a book package, exercises and company visits
  • Including participation in the interactive company game 'The GAME' and exam
  • Quality lecturers: a mix of BEMAS lecturers, maintenance consultants and experienced maintenance managers


# Date Session
1 29/09/2022 Kick-off: The GAME - the Great Asset Management Experience
2 6/10/2022 1.1 Asset Utilization: Asset Utilization & availability
3 13/10/2022 1.2 Asset Utilization: TPM, autonomous maintenance and Operator Care
4 20/10/2022 1.3 Asset Utilization: Lean & 6 Sigma in Maintenance
5 10/11/2022 2.0 Maintenance Budgeting & Cost Control
6 17/11/2022 3.1 Reliability Engineering: Criticality Analysis & Asset Criticality Ranking
7 24/11/2022 3.2 Reliability Engineering: FMEA & Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
8 1/12/2022 3.3 Reliability Engineering: Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
8 8/12/2022 4.1 Planning & Scheduling: Work preparation and planning of regular maintenance
9 15/12/2022 4.2 Planning & Scheduling: Work preparation and planning for Shutdowns and Outages
10 12/01/2023 5.1 Maintenance 4.0 Fundamentals: Online & Offline Condition Monitoring Techniques
11 19/01/2023 5.2 Understanding Maintenance 4.0: IIoT Platforms and Architecture, Digital Twins and Data Governance
12 26/01/2023 5.3 Understanding Maintenance 4.0: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
13 2/02/2023 5.4 Implementing Maintenance 4.0: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
14 9/02/2023 6.0 People Management and Cultural Change in Maintenance
15 16/02/2023 7.1 MRO Supply Chain Management: Equipment tree, Asset Coding Structure & Strategic Spare Parts
16 2/03/2023 7.2 MRO Supply Chain Management: Spare Parts Management
17 9/03/2023 8.0 Service Supply Chain Management: Maintenance Outsourcing
18 16/03/2023 9.1 Asset Management: Maintenance and Asset Management under ISO 55000
19 23/03/2023 9.2 Asset Management: Strategic Asset Management Plan
20 30/03/2023 9.3 Asset Management: Asset Management in Practice
21 20/04/2023 10.0 Skill & Competence management
22 27/04/2023 11.0 Equipment knowledge management
23 4/05/2023 12.1 Maintenance Excellence: KPI's & Performance Measurement
24 11/05/2023 12.2 Maintenance Excellence: Onderhoudsprocessen opstellen en Staffing
25 25/05/2023 12.3 Maintenance Excellence: Setting up Maintenance Processes and Staffing
+ 22/06/2023 Presentations elaborated business cases + info session Exam
+ 15/09/2023 Exam

"An innovative and fresh look at certain aspects of maintenance. The cycle also has a motivating effect because it allows you to take some distance from 'everyday maintenance'".

Pascal Ceunen, Maintenance Supervisor at Nyrstar

Practical information

Each session takes place on a Thursday afternoon (usually from 13:00 to 17:30).
The first session is exceptionally a full day (The GAME: Great Asset Management Experience).

The training sessions take place at different locations in Flanders. In addition, a limited number of sessions will take place online.

The location of the sessions is determined on the basis of possible company visits and the geographical spread of the participants.

Course material

With each session, you receive teaching materials, handouts, exercises, etc. In addition, this training also includes an extensive book package*:

  • List of acronyms and maintenance definitions
  • Don't Just Fix It, Improve It! A Journey to the Precision Domain (Winston P. Ledet, Winston J. Ledet & Sherri M. Abshire)
  • Global Harmonised Reliability & Maintenance Indicators
  • Level 5 - Leadership at Work (Winston P. Ledet, Michelle Ledet Henley & Sherri M. Abshire)
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (Don Armstrong)
  • Making Common Sense Common Practice, Models for Operational Excellence (Ron Moore)
  • RCM3 Risk-Based Reliability Centered Maintenance (Marius Basson)
  • Reliability Based Spare Parts & Materials Management (Don Armstrong, Torbjorn Idhammar)
  • E-book: Scope Management of Shutdowns. Influential factors and strategies. (J. Blok, P. Casteleijn, S. Hoekstra, F. Kokkeler)
  • The Journey: To Improved Business Performance (Stephen J. Thomas)
  • What To Do When Machines Do Everything (Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig & Ben Pring)
  • VDMXL - Value Driven Maintenance & Asset Management (Mainnovation)

*This list is indicative. A book from this list can be replaced by a relevant alternative in case of (temporary) unavailability.


  • € 7.595 for employees of companies that are member of BEMAS;
  • € 8.295 for non-members.

The participation fee is per person, including lunch, syllabus, booklet and exam. Amounts are exclusive of VAT. On the invoice the components (participation, catering, books, ...) will be split up according to the corresponding VAT rate. 

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Save on this training

With the KMO-portefeuille:

BEMAS is recognised by the Flemish Government as a certified training provider in the framework of the KMO-portefeuille. If your company meets the conditions, you can make substantial savings on the participation fee for our activities. 
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With the Flemish training leave (Vlaams opleidingsverlof):
The Maintenance & Asset Management training cycle is a recognised training course in the Flemish training incentive database. These courses entitle the holder to one or more Flemish training incentives. Under certain conditions, employees in the private sector are entitled to Flemish educational leave (VOV). They may be absent from work to follow a training course, while their wages continue to be paid. Your company can be reimbursed a lump sum for the wage costs. Check the conditions on


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