Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) focuses on getting managers, maintenance personnel and equipment users all working together to prevent equipment problems and reduce expenditures. By giving ownership and responsibility of equipment and processes to the right employees, equipment breakdowns are reduced. The Lean Manufacturing concept of 5S provides a systematic approach to setting standards and visual guides for preventing breakdowns and making your equipment run smoothly.

This 2-day seminar is just $1,195.

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One

The first step in reducing breakdowns, stoppages, and lowering costs is understanding how and why equipment fails.  This is the focus of Day One as we start to causes and types of equipment failure and learn to use root cause identification tools.

Workplace Organization Using 5S

  • Sort
  • Set in Order
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain

Five Tools to Ferret Out Root Causes

Types of Equipment Failures

Causes of Equipment Failure

Day Two

Day Two looks at building an effective maintenance team, measuring overall equipment effectiveness and implementing 5S.  Students will be ready to implement total productive maintenance in their own facilities.

Creating a Maintenance Team

  • Operator involvement Maintenance
  • Personnel Involvement
  • Management involvement
  • When and How to Report Problems

Cleaning and Inspecting

Continuous Improvement of Equipment

  • Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • How measurement develops proper focus for maintenance
  • Six big losses resulting from inadequate maintenance
  • Calculating OEE

Key Elements of Preventive Maintenance

Tracking Preventive Maintenance

Building Effective Checklists

Key Elements of Predictive Maintenance

Team Work

  • Operator’s Role
  • Maintainer’s Role
  • Management’s Role

How Visual Controls Assist Total Productive Maintenance

Communicating the TPM Mentality to Everyone in the Facility


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by  your state licensing agency.

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