TPM Reloaded - Total Productive Maintenance

This program is designed for many levels. Unlike almost any other maintenance strategy, TPM is primarily housed within the operation group, so full participation from operations at all levels is essential. The other unique aspect is that, while TPM is driven from top management, it is primarily an operations worker effort. Direct manufacturing workers need to be trained in their new roles. In addition, maintenance supervisors, managers, PM leads, PM workers should attend since they will serve as facilitators and trainers.

Our promise for this program is that your staff will develop a detailed understanding of TPM, including how to set it up, how to run their TPM teams, design task lists and implement the system appropriate for this new process.

TPM will make your plant more flexible, more effective and will improve productivity and morale. At its very core TPM shouts, “Wake up!” The era of workers dulled into sleeping zombie-like automatons is over. The era of insulated and insular management is over. Now even the most modest line worker may be expected to solve problems, go outside his/her comfort zone, do maintenance tasks, and work to eliminate waste. Every manager has to use the capabilities of all their people to improve reliability and quality, and improve safety. TPM provides the structure for this transformation.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) draws in the entire workforce and has a powerful impact on the complete output of the plant. Yet there is much to know in order to design effective TPM activities for different types of equipment. And one of the toughest lessons is how to keep TPM going after the initial roll-out. Key to these is a complete understanding of what to do, why to do it and what’s in it for the worker.

This course can quickly bring an entire department to a deeper understanding of how to make TPM more effective. We make it available in a long program (3-day course suitable for candidates wanting set-up TPM, to be TPM trainers or wanting to understand the entire picture) and a short program. Alternatively, in a large plant, shorter trainings can be conducted by your own in-house experts once we train them and supply them with suitable training materials.

Some of what you will learn:

  • Seeing TPM from the worker’s position
  • Are you ready for TPM?
  • Key steps to take before starting TPM
  • Where does the Return on Investment come from TPM?
  • Understanding everyone’s roles in TPM
  • Designing TPM tasks
  • Organizing agendas for TPM team meetings
  • How to coordinate your CMMS with TPM procedures
  • Teaching TPM skills to operators
  • Managing TPM once the thrill wears off

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