Using TPEM to Improve Total Productive Maintenance Performance

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Course Overview

Properly implemented, Total Productive Equipment Management (TPEM®) will improve overall equipment effectiveness, reducing unplanned downtime, and increase employee engagement and job satisfaction.

By attending this class, you will 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, including the TPEM process, will provide data to demonstrate the value of your maintenance  strategy.

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


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)

Apr. 27-28, 2021

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Program Director

Jeff Oelke


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