Improving Equipment Uptime and Performance with TPM

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Course Overview

Although a plant with zero unplanned downtime, quality issues, reduced machine speeds, and accidents may seem unachievable, total productive maintenance (TPM) allows manufacturers to make constant and ongoing progress toward all these operating conditions.

There are several different methods for implementing TPM. This course follows the 8 pillar model, which has been implemented by companies in many countries. An overview of all 8 pillars will be provided, followed by in-depth information on implementing and sustaining planned and autonomous maintenance.

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant managers
  • Operations managers
  • Asset, reliability, and maintenance managers
  • Maintenance supervisors and team leaders
  • Maintenance planners and schedulers

Additional Information

This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential. 

Course Outline

Background of Total Productive Maintenance

  • Nakajima and Japan Institute for Plant Maintenance (JIPM)
  • Influences of Deming, Juran, Ohno, Toyoda, Shingo
  • Relationship to Lean, Six Sigma, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Design for Reliability, and Theory of Constraints
  • TPM viewed as cost vs investment 

Foundations TPM

  • Loss Analysis
  • 5S
  • Route Deployment

Focus of TPM: Loss Identification and Elimination of Equipment Losses

  • 25 Major Losses
  • 6 Big Losses
  • Use and Abuse of Overall Equipment Efficiency
  • Total Effective Equipment Performance
  • Demand Fulfillment vs Demand Creation

Implementation of the Planned Maintenance Pillar

  • Six Step Process
  • Gives and Gets of the PM Pillar
  • Plant Charter, Pillar Master Plan, and Activity Board
  • Skills Matrix and Step Up Cards
  • Daily Management System Development
  • Use of 90 Day Plans
  • Four Phases of PM Pillar
  • Assessment and Step Audits

Implementation of the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar

  • Seven Step Process
  • Gives and Gets of the AM Pillar
  • Plant Charter, Pillar Master Plan, and Activity Board
  • Skills Matrix and Step Up Cards
  • Daily Management System Development
  • Safety Map and Lubrication Map Development
  • Clean, Inspect, Lubricate, and other Operator PMs
  • Use of 90 Day Plans
  • Four Phases of AM Pillar
  • Assessment and Step Audits


Joe Anderson

Joe Anderson is the Chief Operating Officer for ReliabilityX, he began his maintenance career, while in high school, working for Tyson (formally IBP). He possesses over 20 years of leadership experience improving maintenance departments processes for Fortune 500 companies in the food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.

Joe is the author of a column in Plant Services magazine and is a recognized leader in reliability.

Joe possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Strayer University. He is a CMRP, CRL, CARO, MLT2, MLA1, LSSGB, IAM-55k, CRL Black Belt and was recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in the country by the United States Congress, being awarded the National Leadership Award.

Jeff Oelke

Jeff Oelke oversees the Maintenance and Reliability Certificate offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Professional Development. Mr. Oelke has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. In addition to a thorough understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Quick Response Manufacturing strategies, Mr. Oelke has firsthand experience with assembly, metal forming, welding, plastics, printed circuit layout and fabrication, paint and wood products manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Engineering Professional Development, Mr. Oelke was the managing member of the Continuum Management Group, LLC, Richland Center, WI, and the division manager for supplier development at Deere and Company’s Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. Mr. Oelke possesses MS and BS degrees with concentrations in manufacturing operations and computer hardware architecture.  He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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