Total Productive Maintenance
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) is a holistic approach to equipment maintenance [The Big Idea – Getting operators involved in maintaining their own equipment, and emphasizing proactive and preventive maintenance will lay a foundation for improved production (fewer breakdowns, stops, and defects).] that strives to achieve perfect production. In addition it values a safe working environment. TPM emphasizes proactive and preventative maintenance to maximize the operational efficiency of equipment. It blurs the distinction between the roles of production and maintenance by placing a strong emphasis on empowering operators to help maintain their equipment. The implementation of a TPM program creates a shared responsibility for equipment that encourages greater involvement by plant floor workers. In the right environment this can be very effective in improving productivity (increasing up time, reducing cycle times, and eliminating defects).
At the end of this 4-day training workshop, participants will 1) Understand TPM as a part of a Lean program, and 2) be able to develop and implement a TPM program. This course ideal for Facilities, Maintenance, Production, and Engineering Managers responsible for designing, purchasing, maintaining, and improving the facilities and processes at the core of the manufacturing business.