welcome to the academy

We are a well-traveled team of supply chain practitioners, instructional designers, visual storytellers, and animation artists. We are passionate about making learning fun. Ultimately, our goal is to help industrial teams do a better job tomorrow than they did yesterday.

What we do

We create engaging and inspiring learning experiences for industrial supply chains. Our toolbox is loaded with digital technology allowing us to tell visual stories that will help your people learn their jobs better, faster and safer. You can access amazing content, any time, on any device.

How we do it

We create new content every day and host it at mroacademy.com. We also build custom content that is tailored to your needs. We start with what you want to improve in your business and we design “courses”, that are concise and to the point. Not a single course is longer than 5 minutes. And we help you launch it to create a workforce that is engaged like they have never been before.

How you buy it

MRO Academy is really a learning platform. We host the application in the cloud, and we load it with the best industrial learning material that you have ever seen. You subscribe to the service and can access as many courses as you like, as often as you like. Fees are based on the size of your organization. You can also buy cool custom content that is sold on a flat rate basis.

Our Work

Intro to MRO Academy

This video will give you an introduction to the training issues in the supply chain and how MRO Academy can help.

Start with a problem

This is a sample of our “Face Time” series where we provide concise tips on common supply chain issues. In this clip Keith Sheardown suggests that we start with the problem before investing in technology.

Just in case inventory

This is a sample of our “Face Time” series where we provide concise tips on common supply chain issues. In this clip Dr. Stephen Pearce  explores Just in Case vs Just in Time inventory strategies.

Our Team

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    Keith Sheardown

    Founder

    About Keith Sheardown

    Keith is the founder of MRO Academy and plays an active role in all client engagements – he delivers the inspiration and the results. Keith has spent thirty years in industrial supply chains and maintenance organizations around the globe, with more than a decade at Bombardier creating new technologies, managing supply chains, and developing eLearning solutions. Keith’s background, and the team that he has assembled, means that MRO Academy is not just a training aid. Rather, it is a turnkey learning solution that allows you to transform your supply chain with a more engaged workforce that delivers improved results.

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    James

    Creative Director

    About James

    James is our visual storyteller. He has a 25 year career in graphic design and has worked with Bombardier, and dozens of other leading companies throughout North America. James leads our team of very talented animators, videographers, and motion graphics artists, and creates visual stories that are the foundation of what we do. When we build custom content for you, James and his team come to your facilities and capture the imagery that we then incorporate into your Academy.

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    Jennifer

    Instructional Designer

    About Jennifer

    Jennifer has been developing eLearning, and a host of training support materials, since 1996 having worked with Bombardier, Pfizer, Ricoh and Scholastic. Jennifer has managed teams that have delivered learning solutions throughout the US and Canada, ranging from SAP implementations to maintenance courses for dual powered, diesel-electric locomotives. Jennifer is at her best working with your key staff and Subject Matter Experts to develop informal learning that resonates with the people that need it most. Whether they are the Director of Strategic Sourcing or the guy who drives the forklift.

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    Teresa

    Instructional Designer

    About Teresa

    Teresa has built more than 300 eLearning courses for highly regulated organizations over the past decade. Her B.A. in English and M.A. in Adult Education, coupled with her extensive experience, means that she can build mobile learning content that engages an adult audience and delivers results. Teresa’s unique skill set allows her to take your most complex processes and procedures and present them in a highly visual manner that everyone can understand.

Companies that want to use technology to share best practices 95%
Amount of time workers spend looking for information 20%

Amount of knowledge retained after formal classroom lecture 10%

Knowledge retained after being able to immediately apply it 90%

Amount of employees annual salary that is invested in training 2%

80%
amount of info we learn on the job
65%
people who are visual learners

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    Paul Jablonski, CEO San Diego Metropolitan Transit System,

    Keith is a true innovator. His skill at analyzing business problems, determining the root cause, and formulating solutions that work is why we use Keith and his team. They always exceed our expectations!

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    Frank Polivka, Director of Procurement Cleveland RTA,

    Keith is one of those rare talents that is at the leading edge of innovative technologies, yet he can deploy solutions with simplicity that deliver results.

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Feel free to give us a call or send us a note to talk about your business and how mobile learning can help. We can setup a demo, talk about your current work, or help you with a way forward. Give us a call at 416.339.4770.

let’s talk about your goals

Looking for some learning inspiration? Let’s talk about what you are trying to accomplish and how we can help. Fill out the details below and we will get back to you within a day or two.

Are You an Expert?

Want to be included on a “Face Time” clip? Send us a note with your profile address on LinkedIn and let’s talk. We need people from all industries and all levels of the MRO supply chain – from Warehouse Supervisors to Vice Presidents and everyone in between.

We need Inspiration Too!

Every year our team selects one project where we help a community organization that needs a mobile learning solution. We do this at no cost to give back to the communities where we work. We feel good and new challenges inspire us. Got any ideas?