TPM has emerged as an integral part of the success stories told by today's world-class organizations. For manufacturers and hospitals; and food, oil, and gas processors, the Maintenance Operation is a critical element of success. IPS offers "customized" event based programs in these areas.
During the first three years of adopting TPM methodologies you can expect to realize a 15% to 25% increase in equipment operation. Some companies report equipment running at 95% uptime in less than 5 years! With results like that, it is not hard to understand why DuPont, Ford Motor Company, Eastman Kodak, Dana Corporation, Allen Bradley, and Harley Davidson are just a few of the Fortune 500 companies that have successfully implemented TPM.
TPM - a Partnership for Success
Total Productive Maintenance is a systematic approach for continuous improvement of your equipment maintenance activities. It is a partnership among maintenance personnel, operations management, parts inventory, and operators. This team strategy focuses on the identification of potential problems and their rapid resolution. TPM utilizes key equipment metrics, including: Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Mean Time to Repair, and Mean Time between Failures. The goal of TPM is to continually improve these performance metrics insuring that the entire life cycle of the equipment is optimized.
TPM practices are not limited to industrial plants. These methodologies can readily be adapted to many other industries, such as construction, hospitals, building maintenance, and transportation, as well as process industries like food, gas, and oil.
TPM Training is best applied in a practical setting using a learn / do approach. While concepts and techniques are taught in the classroom setting, practical application of the concepts and techniques is achieved using appropriately selected equipment within the organization. This gives a two-fold benefit in that not only will participants achieve an understanding of the principals of TPM, but will have successfully implemented TPM in the workplace thus providing a return on the company's investment in the workshop.
TPM Overview Presentation
For organizations or individuals with little to no knowledge of TPM, a brief overview presentation may be beneficial. Implementing TPM in your organization is a long term commitment and it is important to understand the keys to success in taking this journey.