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Master Class Lean MRO

Critical in today's transport environment

Applying Lean in the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul environment of transport systems is significantly challenging. The University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education and the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are proud to co-host: Lean MRO Amsterdam 2018.

Master Class Lean MRO


We will soon schedule the new course dates for 2019!


Monday to Friday from 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM (except on Friday until 12.30 PM)


Hotel Casa Amsterdam

This course targets managers, engineers, Lean change agents, and others involved in implementing Lean concepts in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisations.

The fourth edition of this unique course is still the first of its kind to focus exclusively on MROs. The course will address eliminating waste, improving quality, creating flow, and enhancing responsiveness to customer needs in the MRO environment. The participants will gain insight into how to apply lean principles in the MRO world.

The course teaches the principles of both Lean enterprise and the Theory Of Constraints, combining presentations with extensive participant discussion. You’ll share ideas, collaborate with other participants, and engage in hands-on simulations that illustrate Lean principles specific to MRO.

You’ll learn how to address the specific problems your MRO organisation faces:

  •     High variability in demand
  •     Uncertainty in work scope and material requirements
  •     Unpredictable response times from support operations and external suppliers
  •     Difficulty in managing shared resources
  •     Physical restrictions on movement of work
  •     Restrictions requiring repaired parts to be returned to the original assembly
  •     Implications of the diagnosis— scheduling/dispersal/backshop/assembly/test sequence
  •     Bottlenecks
  •     Complex and unpredictable flow paths  
  •     Use of data to optimize MRO operations

In offering you an integrated approach that shows how Lean works together with the Theory Of Constraints, we will give you a set of proven tools that will make your organisation more competitive.

Course instructors are faculty of the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration and the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The University of Tennessee has over 20 years of experience applying Lean, specifically within MRO organisations. The Aviation Academy is at the forefront of Lean MRO research in SME’s.

Dr. Mandyam Srinivasan

Dr. Mandyam Srinivasan holds the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence. Srini has many years of experience working with leading automobile manufacturers. He has published in a wide range of academic and professional journals and is the author of the books Streamlined: "14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain" and "Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases".

Dr. Robert J. de Boer

Dr. Robert J. de Boer is professor Aviation Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His research interests focus on human performance and process improvements in complex environments. Robert’s previous experience includes operational and engineering management at Unilever and Fokker Technologies.

Maurice Pelt MSc

Maurice Pelt MSc is assistant professor Aviation Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His current research interest focusses on data driven maintenance process optimization. Maurice’s previous experience includes operational and supply chain consulting at Deloitte Consulting and Tata Steel.

We will soon open the registration for the 2019 course!

Published by  Centre for Applied Research Technology 9 April 2018