Role of TPM in the Lean Enterprise

Total productive maintenance (TPM) is especially important for companies that have dependence on equipment for successful operations. TPM provides a structured way to take care of equipment and to have equipment ready to go when needed. TPM body of knowledge includes clearly defining roles of maintenance personnel and operators, leveraging basic tasks to operators so that maintenance personnel are available to perform higher valued technical tasks, and developing spare parts strategies to minimize downtime disruptions…plus lots more. TPM is a natural evolution in the lean journey.

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Role of TPM in the Lean Enterprise
  • Executives and managers who provide leadership and guidance to lean initiatives.
  • Operations managers who are responsible for developing lean strategies.
  • Lean coordinators, managers, and engineers.
  • Supervisors and lead people who have process improvement responsibility.
  • Maintenance leaders and personnel who will have different or refined roles in the TPM process.
  • Front-line associates who are responsible for executing TPM activities.
1 Day Course

Learning Objectives

After participating in this class, participants will be able to:

  • Define TPM.
  • Explain the role of operators in TPM process.
  • Explain the role of maintenance personnel in TPM process.
  • Clarify the role of the TPM process owner.
  • Define the linkage between TPM and lean at the participant's company.
  • Explain how 5S is a foundation for TPM.
  • Identify the steps to initiate and roll out a TPM process.

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Define TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • Identify the role of the TPM "process owner"
  • Develop a plan to involve the operators
  • Define changes in the roles of maintenance and technical resources
  • Develop a performance measure TPM compliance
  • Set a strategy for TPM rollout
  • Learn about the intersection of TPM and 5S
  • Learn how to develop harmony between maintenance and operations personnel and organizations

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