Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance

Enterprise Excellence Process System

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What will a Total Productive Maintenance System look like?

  • We will work with your organisation to develop a Total Productive Maintenance System that allows you to unlock your installed productive capacity, by unlocking the full potential of your people and assets within the organisation.
  • Our TPM system provides  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.
  • The system will provide a framework whereby physical assets are introduced, managed and retired within the organisation by realising their total lifecycle productive potential.
  • This will be achieved by, identifying the current asset condition and assess its future requirements. Developing plans to optimise performance, retire and/or replace where appropriate. Investigating new or alternative technologies that could supplement, enhance or replace existing assets. Developing visual measurement systems that enable easy monitoring of equipment. Moving to a predictive and preventative team-based culture around total asset management.
  • We will work with you to design and implement the system and then coach you around its most effective use. The system will be supported by the Strategy Deployment System and integrate strongly with the Order Fulfilment and Strategy Deployment Systems.

The best possible consulting solutions developed around our award winning publications.


A foundation of operational excellence

Written by John Quirke, Peter Willmott and Andy Brunskill, this is the must have reference guide to how TPM can be a key driving force towards developing a culture based on the Shingo Model of organisational work behaviour. The output of many years of research and application the book sets out a model for sustainable transformation, looking at highly efficient processes enabled by highly engaged people, its sets out methodologies and backs up its thinking with real life case studies.


What this book does:

  • Guides you to deliver sustainable benefits using the TPM system of work.
  • Shows how TPM can deliver your own vision, values and aspirations.
  • Illustrates how TPM can align with systems thinking and ideal behaviours implicit in the Shingo Model™.
  • Recognises that Industry 4.0 revolution is just a powerful enabler: but it is our people who will continue to make the difference.
  • Details how to prepare a compelling business case for your in-house TPM development project.


Who this book is for:

  • The business leadership team.
  • Continuous improvement facilitators and champions.
  • Engineering and operational specialists.
  • Practitioners at the sharp end of the business.
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TPM Book cover

Praise for TPM: A foundation of operational excellence


This book is a great bible if you really wish to transform your organisation.
Brett Griffiths, Lean Transition Solutions UK

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

An easy to follow format with lots of real life experiences from the authors.
Chris Horton, Weener Plastics, Netherlands

Focuses on harnessing the diversity of thought locked within the mind of each employee. This book will influence the way you think about your workplace environment and how to improve it for the better.
David Riley, Dublin Airport Authority, Ireland

I invite all operations and maintenance organizations, associations and academia to consider this book on the top of their list of knowledge resources.
Dr. Zohair Alsarra, Chairman, IMA, Switzerland

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

This is a compelling read and a ‘must have’ reference manual and guide book for all those driven by continuous improvement and personal development.
Tony Beck, Lubrizol Mostyn plant, UK

Not only a great read cover to cover, but also a great reference guide.
Greg Godfrey-Williams, Spirax Sarco, UK

It’s great to see the challenge of people & cultural development with the Shingo Model being considered in the context of TPM implementation.
Eamonn Dunlea, Princes Food, UK

The deep practical knowledge of the authors shines through – you can feel the joy that they have in codifying and passing on their expertise.
Les Thomson, formerly BP

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, Northern Ireland

There is a wealth of knowledge that has been captured in these pages. It is a book that I certainly would recommend.
Bob Kerr, retired VP of High Performance Solutions

This book provides an authoritative account of TPM. A ‘must read’ for anyone seeking operational excellence for their business.
Nick Rich, Professor of Socio-Technical Systems, Swansea University

What a great read. This book is the perfect companion to navigate your way to TPM Operational Excellence.
Yousif Eltom, ABP Food Group, UK

As someone who knows the power of TPM this book provides a powerful insight of what’s nvolved to achieve success.
Pat White, TPM practitioner, Molex Ireland

This book clearly illustrates how TPM can be a key driving force towards developing a culture based on the Shingo Model of organisational work behaviour.
Richard Hayes, Mylan Damastown, Ireland

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.

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

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.

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

The 5th Founding Principle of TPM –Early Equipment Management (EEM)

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