Using TPEM to Improve Total Productive Maintenance Performance

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Course Overview

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled in-person offering of this course (November 9-10, 2020) has been reformatted to an online version. Click the "View Details" box under "Upcoming Dates" for the online course schedule.

TPM promotes teamwork and operator involvement, which will not only improve the overall effectiveness of equipment, but increase employee morale and job satisfaction. By bringing maintenance and production together as a team, maintenance comes into focus as a vitally important part of the production process. This course will help you base TPM installation on your work force and your particular equipment needs.

Learn how to perform calculations vital to the success of your TPM installation, and how to measure your Total Effective Equipment Productivity (TEEP) by accounting for your equipment use and its overall effectiveness. Other critical calculations and helpful guidelines like the Total Productive Equipment Management (TPEM®) process will provide data to demonstrate the value of your maintenance efforts and maximize equipment effectiveness. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance and production supervisors and managers
  • Plant managers
  • Maintenance and industrial engineers
  • Operations managers and upper management

Additional Information

This course, formerly known as "Successfully Implementing Total Productive Maintenance," is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills, while earning a recognized credential. 

Course Outline

Meeting the Manufacturing Challenge

  • Global competition
  • Cost reduction (maintenance and operations)
  • Capacity expansion

Equipment: The Focus of TPM

  • Total Productive Equipment Management (TPEM®)
  • Asset utilization
  • How to lower life cycle costs

Measuring Your True Equipment Productivity

  • Defining manufacturing equipment productivity
  • How to identify and measure equipment losses
  • Calculating equipment effectiveness
  • What to expect from your equipment

Customizing Your TPM Installation

  • Autonomous maintenance with a difference
  • Improving your equipment
  • TPM installation strategy

How Much Autonomous Maintenance Do You Need?

  • Training: the key
  • Certification of operators
  • The “my machine” concept

How to Design and Install an Effective Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program

  • Types of PM
  • An effective 10-step PM system
  • The secrets of successful PM (TPM or not)
  • Operator-based PM within TPM

Improving Equipment Through Problem-Solving Techniques

  • Continuous Improvement Action Teams
  • Analyzing the problems (four techniques)

How to Organize and Execute the Feasibility Study

  • Contents of a feasibility study (seven tasks)
  • Organization and execution tasks
  • Feasibility study report and presentation to management

TPM Installation Step-by-Step

  • Phase I: planning and preparing for installation
  • Phase II: the pilot installation and schedule
  • Phase III: plant-wide installation
  • Maintenance management system
  • Measuring and reporting progress


"Well-conducted course with just the right amount of information—and the handouts are excellent."
—George Gooch, Assistant Chief Engineer, University of Michigan

 "I enjoyed the course and am looking forward to completing the MMC program."
—Ed Bozic, Maintenance Superintendent, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals


Trevor Pawsey

Trevor Pawsey has more than 20 years of extensive experience working directly in TPM and supply chain leadership roles with Owens Corning, Nestle, and Bosch. He currently is a Senior Consultant with the International TPM Institute, Inc. and provides manufacturers with in-depth insight and understanding of how TPEM is a proven successful method for improving equipment uptime and performance.

John Legarski

John Legarski’s industrial background covers 43 years in the manufacturing and industrial engineering fields, along with engineering and operations management. He is currently a Senior Consultant with International TPM Institute and has held positions with the Coleman Company, Deere and Company, Veeder-Root Inc.(Division of Danaher Corp.), Mountain Research Inc., Creative Pultrusions Inc., General Cable Corporation, and the Kellogg Company. He has also received Six Sigma Black Belt training to compliment his manufacturing experience with root cause problem solving techniques and processes. Having been trained in TPEM by Edward Hartmann and also by Japanese Masters in the Toyota Production System, he has successfully taught and implemented TPM and LEAN concepts and techniques in manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes. Educational credentials include the Dean Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, BSMET degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA campus and an MBA degree from Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA.

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).

Upcoming dates (1)

Nov. 9-10, 2020

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Program Director

Jeff Oelke


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