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A Time To Celebrate

A Time to Celebrate  

In May 2022 the SHINGO Institute recognized our team with a coveted SHINGO Publication Award for our book – TPM: A foundation of Operational Excellence.   

The team behind the book, the authors Peter Willmott, Andy Brunskill, and John Quirke along with Alex Everitt our graphic designer,  were able to finally meet to celebrate this momentous achievement at a lunch in Bath, UK.

It was a great chance for the team to reflect on their publication journey and its success.  The book has been widely acclaimed by industry experts for its practical guidance; detailed case studies and a model that will drive both asset optimization but also employee engagement.  

Total Productive Manufacturing is an established approach to asset optimization that supports operational excellence, reduces waste, and improves employee engagement.  It also has a well-documented impact on health and safety rates. 

What sets this book apart is the focus on how to engage all employees in the Total Productive Manufacturing cycle of improvement, not just the maintenance team or engineering.  It is a foundational business system that should be at the heart of every organisation as it provides the reliability and stability required for successful and profitable value-adding performance. 

Praise from reviewers has been unanimous: 

“This book will become a reference on how it should be done.  A paradigm shift to
Total Productive Manufacturing that is long overdue.”Greg Julich, Director Global Reliability, Pfizer Inc, USA

“I know of no other publication on TPM that comes close to the scope, detail and practical
utility of this book, that is likely to become THE standard text on the topic.”John Bicheno, Prof. of Lean Enterprise, University of Buckingham, UK 


“The book provides a road map for success with practical guidance and first-hand
case studies that help bring the model to life.”Michael Hempton, Moy Park, UK 


The team were both grateful and delighted to finally be able to celebrate in person as it’s been a long but rewarding journey.  They would like to thank the members of The SHINGO Institute for the honour bestowed upon them.  

The book is available from Amazon HERE

You can also download our quick guide to the TPM 11-Step Model HERE

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