At the S A Partners TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) practitioners Workshop in Dublin last week, delegates were treated to three detailed case studies and the expertise of world renowned TPM expert Peter Willmott. S A Partners and Peter Willmott have joined forces to share in the development of thinking and practice to sustain real culture and process improvements within organisations.
During the workshop representatives from Moy Park, Rottapharma, and Molex described their journey and key learning as they roll out TPM programmes at their sites. There was an open and relaxed dialogue from delegates getting into the detail of how to implement this critical element of Lean thinking within their organisations. There was plenty of lively discussions around the myths and misapplication of OEE as a measurement tool. Delegates were also given a flavour of how concepts of OEE can be extended to an administrative setting in the form of OAE (overall administrative effectiveness). While TPM was recognised as a critical tool to stabilise and improve process performance it’s application is a wasteful exercise unless the underlying culture, behaviours and management commitment are there to support the programme. TPM cannot be seen as a six month project, rather it is a fundamental change in the way the organisation seeks to continually improve its process performance.’
Many thanks for the participation of delegates at the workshop who’s contributions greatly enhanced the learning experience we have captured some comments on the events below.
‘Very impressed with the framework of S A Partners TPM Programme.’ David Lyng Slaney Foods
‘An excellent event to help gain an understanding of how TPM project/pilot should be incorporated, and to understand the key aspects required to make it work’. Michael Hempton Moy Park.
‘Very useful day. Provided a great view on how this all could impact the bottom line. The presentations by companies were very good in demonstrating the practical application’ Neill Trouton Moy Park
‘Excellent overview of TPM and CI in general’ Pat White Molex.