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S A PARTNERS receives its 5th SHINGO Award

The latest publication by global consulting company S A PARTNERS has been awarded the coveted SHINGO Publication Award™.  TPM: A foundation of Operational Excellence has received exceptional reviews since it’s first release in 2020.

The SHINGO Publication Award recognises and promotes writing that has had a significant impact and advances the body of knowledge regarding operational excellence.

Praise for the publication from industry 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,Professor 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,Operational Excellence Specialist, Moy Park, UK

This award-winning book was a collaboration between Andy Brunskill and John Quirke of S A Partners LLP.  Peter Willmott a Senior Associate at S A Partners is widely recognised as an industry expert on the subject and speaks regularly at conferences worldwide.  Andy Brunskill and John Quirke are Partners at the company supporting customers with the design and delivery of global TPM programmes, along with a  global team of TPM specialists in the US, Europe and Australia.

The book outlines a tried and tested 11 Step model which will support any organisation deliver an excellent TPM programme.  Through the case studies interspersed throughout, the authors observed that those companies that successfully deployed TPM and sustained excellence were those that demonstrated a number of key mind-sets – all of which are outlined in this easy to digest book.  This includes illustrating how TPM can align with the systems thinking and ideal behaviors implicit in the Shingo Model™.

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

The book also acknowledges that the digital and technologically driven Industry 4.0 revolution is an important enabler, but it is the individual and team skills that will continue to make the difference, through top-down proactive and visible leadership to deliver bottom-up engagement

S A Partners has also developed a TPM pathway to support organisations to apply the principles outlined in this book.  There is also an introductory three day TPM Masterclass that supports deployment.

The book is available for purchase from AMAZON here

For more information, please contact:

Ailsa Carson
S A Partners
Phone: +44 (0) 783 222 3453

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