Using TPEM to Improve Total Productive Maintenance Performance

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Course Overview

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.

Upcoming dates (1)

Jun. 8-9, 2020

Madison, WI
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Program Director

Jeff Oelke


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We can deliver this course as an on-site learning experience tailored to your organization's specific training needs.

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