On May 19 in Orlando, Florida, John Quirke, Life Science Practice Leader at global consulting company, S A Partners, received the SHINGO Publication Award on behalf of the team for the book TPM (Total Productive Manufacturing): A Foundation of Operational Excellence. John, along with business colleagues Andy Brunskill and Peter Willmott, are authors of the book which has been hailed as a key reference text in relation to operational excellence.
John Quirke who has been working with S A Partners for the past thirteen years commented:
“It is great to receive this honour from the SHINGO Institute who are recognised as an international benchmark for Enterprise Excellence. It is also great recognition for the level of operational excellence that exists in Ireland too as, in writing the book, we drew on multiple projects from across the world.
At S A Partners we support businesses in Ireland, UK, Europe, North and South America and Australia with Enterprise Excellence, of which TPM is a critical part. We are passionate about TPM as it is a mechanism that can drive improved reliability and asset utilisation for any organisation (not just manufacturing); it drives waste reduction, improves health and safety and enables employee engagement”
At a basic level, our approach to TPM is about creating an environment and culture that allows teams to understand the equipment they use and the processes they support in much greater detail. The approach develops higher levels of equipment consciousness, where teams become more engaged with their work and improving that work. Teams learn new skills and rekindle old ones that allow them to improve the way equipment and processes perform, eliminating waste, reducing cost and increasing output.
The book outlines a tried and tested 11 Step model which will support any organisation in delivering 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 the 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. TPM 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.
At the awards ceremony in Florida, John gave thanks to his co-authors Peter Willmott, Andy Brunskill and the books designer Alex Everitt.
For more information on TPM or how we can support your organisation please do contact our head of TPM services Phil.Spooner@sapartners.com
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Some expert reaction to the book:
“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, 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
About the SHINGO Publication Award
The SHINGO Publication Award recognises and promotes writing that has had a significant impact and advances the body of knowledge regarding operational excellence. The SHINGO awards are issued by the US-based SHINGO Institute whose mission is to promote the process of improvement by conducting cutting edge research, providing relevant education, performing insightful organisational assessments and recognising organisations committed to achieving sustainable world-class results.
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About S A Partners
S A Partners is a leading global consultancy that delivers business transformation programmes. They also deliver training, events and workshops to support organisations improve and achieve Enterprise Excellence. They are accredited by both the Shingo Institute and the Blanchard Corporation and have offices in the UK, Ireland, North America and Australia. S A Partners was established in 1993 and is widely acclaimed by its customers for supporting them to drive change through people engagement and leadership.