Operators, maintenance personnel, managers
and supervisors in manufacturing environments.
Time To Complete
1.5 hours (0.2 CEUs)
What is TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)?
Lean organizations strive to reduce waste in all phases
of the operation. Some of the least understood and most
overlooked sources of waste relates to the condition and
maintenance of processing equipment. One premise of Lean
Manufacturing is that equipment is ready to run whenever it
is needed (to meet customer demands.) If the equipment is
unexpectedly shutdown in order to be repaired, critical
deliveries may be missed. Poor equipment maintenance
rekindles the "old" thinking that extra product inventory is
needed as an insurance policy just in case process equipment
is not operational thereby undermining Lean efforts, adding
A TPM effort focuses the organization on keeping
equipment functioning optimally by reducing the frequency of
breakdowns, the need for long, costly rebuilds and by
circumventing many equipment malfunctions and intermittent
equipment problems. To this end, much of the day-to-day
responsibility for routine maintenance is transferred to the
person closest to the equipment, the equipment operator.
TPM Basics Online Training
TPM Basics teaches learners the importance of equipment
uptime in a Lean Manufacturing environment and introduces
Total Productive Maintenance tools and techniques along with
a three phase implementation process.
This Training Enables Learners To...
- Explain how TPM aids Lean efforts and addresses wastes.
- Know the difference between Corrective Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM).
- Understand how the three sequential Phases of TPM build on each other.
- Realize how PdM techniques can further traditional PM practices.
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