Manufacturing Excellence with TPM

What is TPM?

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), as a Lean Manufacturing methodology, is a company-wide initiative for maximizing the effectiveness and longevity of equipment.

The goal of the TPM program is to significantly increase labor and capital productivity while, at the same time, increasing employee morale and job satisfaction.

TPM brings equipment management into focus as a necessary and vitally important part of the business.

To increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), the six major equipment losses have to be eliminated

Increase your ROI with TPM Implementation

Our manufacturing excellence approach helps our clients improve the return on their capital investments in two ways:

1.  Maximizing the value of equipment and increasing the predictability of their outcome

Our TPM consultants are JIPM-certified and we work closely with organizations to achieve higher lifecycle returns for their capital investment, in less time and with greater predictability, by taking a holistic approach to Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) improvement.  We have also worked with the semiconductor industry in applying the SEMI E10 standard to improve OEE. 

2.  Providing organizations an unbiased assessment of the current state manufacturing excellence based on the JIPM TPM excellence criteria

To help companies apply analytical rigor to manufacturing excellence, we have established an assessment system based on the JIPM TPM excellence criteria.

At the heart of this approach is the TPM assessment system, which evaluates ten dimensions of manufacturing excellence:

  1. Policies and objectives
  2. Individual improvement
  3. Autonomous maintenance
  4. Planned maintenance
  5. Quality maintenance
  6. Product and equipment development and control
  7. Training and development
  8. Administrative and supervisory departments
  9. Safety, sanitation and environmental control
  10. Effects and evaluation

The outcome of this diagnostic is a visual scorecard that shows our clients exactly which aspects of their TPM performance are sufficiently advanced and which require improvement.

The scorecard ensures that decision making is more transparent and based on accurate facts since it highlights the critical gaps that must be addressed before the project is ready for successful execution.

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