Total Productive Maintenance

total productive maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), what is it?

Total Productive Maintenance, allows you to unlock your installed productive capacity, by unlocking the full potential of your people within the organisation. The TPM system achieves this by providing a structured and systematic approach which is very practical, time-tabled and scheduled. TPM also encourages wide-engagement, bottom up, with clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, and is proven to be sustainable in the right hands.

You can view our Systems Excellence page to see all systems that are essential for organisations to function effectively.

What is the TPM system going to achieve?

  • To develop a system whereby physical assets are introduced, managed and retired within the organisation by realising their total lifecycle productive potential

How will this be achieved?

  • Identify current asset condition and assess its future requirements.
  • Develop plans to optimise performance, retire and/or replace where appropriate.
  • Investigate new or alternative technologies that could supplement, enhance or replace existing assets.
  • Develop visual measurement systems that enable easy monitoring of equipment. Move to a predictive and preventative team-based culture around total asset management.

Why would you do this?

To (maintain) deliver ideal asset performance throughout its total lifecycle at optimum cost.

The TPM 11 step process, Cycle 4

Andy Brunskill talks through cycle 4 of the 11 step TPM program

A day in the life with 60% OEE

Peter Willmott explains what can happen on a typical shift in an organisation that doesn’t imploy Total Productive Maintenance.

The TPM 11 step process, Cycle 1 - 3

Andy Brunskill takes you through the 11 step process, cycle 1 to 3.

Definition of TPM

Peter Willmott gives an explanation of what TPM is and how it can improve business performance.

Issue No: 1

Is the Effectiveness of your Equipment Assets your Weakest Link?

Issue No: 2

What can the TPM Best Practice bring to the Operational Excellence Table?

Issue No: 3

How the TPM system model uses the Enterprise Excellence Model to deliver long lasting and sustainable TPM results.

Issue No: 4

The ‘Pinch-Point’ Solution for Delivering Operational Excellence

Issue No: 5

The success and sustainability of the TPM process and how Management Commitment and their Visible and Pro-active Support plays it's part

Issue No: 6

In this 6th edition of our TPM series, we look at 'How do you measure success in TPM?'

Issue No: 7

Applying TPM to different Sectors & their specific Production Facilities

Issue No: 8

Applying TPM to different Sectors & their specific Production Facilities

To take the maintenance assessment exercise you will need to fill out the questions on the Maintenance Assessment Form from the link below. Once completed, you will get your Benchmark Score and can compare with all ranges.

Please rank each of the 10 statements on the following form from the link below, as follows:

Very True / Strongly Agree = 3

True / Agree = 2

Partially True / Partially Agree = 1

Not True / Disagree = 0

Check out the latest TPM events programme where we run various Total Production Maintenance  workshops throughout the year. One of the key outputs will be to equip you to be able to assimilate the likely resource commitments of running your own in-house TPM Programme & how to prepare a compelling Cost /Benefit Business case.

TPM Workshop Video

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Typical Benefits Gained Implementing TPM

With an increase in OEE from 54% up to 70%, this TPM case study highlights the impact this has on productive capacity and product quality.