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School of Lean

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

If you’re famil­iar with Lean, you know that reduc­ing waste is a big part of this methodology.

Total Pro­duc­tive Main­te­nance (TPM) aims to reduce loss­es and waste relat­ed to the con­di­tion and main­te­nance of pro­duc­tion equipment.

TPM is a method for achiev­ing max­i­mum equip­ment effec­tive­ness that pro­vides work­ers with a frame­work for effi­cient­ly car­ing for the equip­ment they use, which reduces the costs asso­ci­at­ed with repairs and replace­ments and elim­i­nates downtime.

Gem­ba Academy’s Total Pro­duc­tive Main­te­nance course explains TPM’s core fun­da­men­tals, ben­e­fits, and what you lose when you don’t make main­te­nance a priority.

What You’ll Learn in this Total Productive Maintenance Course

TPM is about more than estab­lish­ing bet­ter main­te­nance prac­tices: It’s a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort that requires close coor­di­na­tion between stake­hold­ers at every lev­el. Done right, TPM helps com­pa­nies achieve greater effi­cien­cy and cost-savings. 

In this Total Pro­duc­tive Main­te­nance video course series, Lean expert Mike Wrob­lews­ki explains the core fun­da­men­tals of TPM, why it mat­ters, and how to imple­ment this process in your own organization. 

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect from this course.

  • You’ll learn what TPM is and the essen­tial role it plays in Lean man­age­ment. This course will explain how you can build a stronger, health­i­er com­pa­ny by tak­ing care of your machines.
  • You’ll learn how the TPM approach pre­vents break­downs and min­i­mizes the need for exten­sive maintenance.
  • Mike intro­duces each of the 8 Pil­lars of TPM and its four phas­es, using real Total Pro­duc­tive Main­te­nance exam­ples from a past Kaizen event to explain this process in action.
  • He’ll also break down TPM’s 6 Big Loss­es and explain how to mea­sure them using the Over­all Equip­ment Effec­tive­ness (OEE) met­ric to iden­ti­fy prob­lem areas.
  • You’ll also learn how to engage oper­a­tors in a main­te­nance process known as Autonomous Main­te­nance. Mike explains how to han­dle plan­ning, spare parts, and train­ing using sim­ple spreadsheets.
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Benefits of this Gemba Academy Online Total Productive Maintenance Course

After com­plet­ing this Total Pro­duc­tive Main­te­nance train­ing course, learn­ers will under­stand how TPM can be used to elim­i­nate waste areas and set the stage for com­pet­i­tive performance.

  • Watch any­time, on any device.

    Our TPM online course is part of a grow­ing library of 2,000+ Lean and Six Sig­ma video train­ing lessons. Sub­scribers can access mate­ri­als any­time, from any device, mak­ing it easy for them to take lessons on their own time.

  • Lessons based on real-world insights.

    Course con­tent is cre­at­ed and taught by real Lean experts who pass on lessons learned from lived expe­ri­ence work­ing with a diverse range of clients from all over the world.

  • Sup­ple­men­tal resources rein­force training.

    Gem­ba Academy’s online train­ing pro­grams are designed for knowl­edge reten­tion. Cours­es include resources like Excel tem­plates, PDF quizzes, and cal­cu­la­tors that allow teams to imple­ment Lean tools and con­cepts as they learn them.