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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Continual Improvement


Course Length

4 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

TPM is a productivity maintenance improvement methodology designed to maximize equipment efficiency. TPM involves everyone from top executives to shop floor participants. Participants learn how to proactively maintain machines and equipment at peak productivity. In addition, a simulation is used to provide hands-on application of the tools and techniques used. Take away the understanding of TPM, the 6 major equipment-related losses, and the eight steps to autonomous maintenance. Explanation on how TPM increases overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and how it can help avoid interruptions to production.

Course Objectives

  • Explain how TPM process is integrated with other Lean tools
  • Define TPM
  • Show how TPM fosters improvement efforts in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and creativity by all employees
  • Gather and analyze Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) data to determine equipment constraints
  • Define the six major equipment-related losses and how to minimize them in order to increase OEE
  • Apply aspects of TPM to simulation

Course Outline

The class features a hands-on simulation using equipment where participants will experience the benefits of TPM by applying the lecture concepts and measuring the impact.