TPM Course

Overview – TPM Course

TPM is a innovative Japanese concept which has an origin back to 1951. The first company that introduce plant wide preventive maintenance in 1960 is Nippondenso.

Total Productive Maintenance is a Lean Manufacturing Technique used to systematically sustain production continuity. Focusing to increase the efficiency and stability of machinery, equipment, processes and employees, the TPM aims to add company profitability and value.

TPM focuses on equipment at maximum performance according to the highest level of condition and reducing losses due to breakdowns. TPM performance is tracked with the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) trend. The goal of the TPM Course is to train leaders who can manage the integration of this system in the company.

Content – TPM Course

  • Lean management principles
  • 7 Waste (muda)
  • Lean organization
  • VAA / NVAA, Value stream
  • History and origins of TPM
  • 5S – Visual management
  • Planned maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Focused  improvement teams
  • Early management
  • Quality maintenance (Hinshitsu-hozen)
  • Autonomous maintenance (Simulation via Gemba TPM tools)
    • Initial cleaning
    • Eliminate sources of contamination
    • Tentative standards
    • Check levels, leaks, tighten, damage and wear.
    • Operator performs small maintenance tasks on equipment
    • Standardization
    • Autonomous Management 
  • TPM Office
  • TPM Kickoff

Integration of TPM in 12 steps

Preparatory (1-5)Announcement of TPM implementation to the employees
Initial training and propaganda
Setting up TPM and departmental committees
Setting the targets
Establishing a master plan
Introduction (6-11)The first step of the implemantation – kickoff
Establishing equipment management system
Establishment of autonomous maintenance system
Establishing (developing) maintenance  plans
Preventive activities
Training to teams to perform maintenance activities and to develop operational capability
Institutionalising (12)Standardizing the TPM System and setting new targets

SMED Course Duration: 3 days


Participants who scored 70 and over out of 100 in the evaluation exam to be held after the training will be entitled to receive the “Achievement Certificate of  TPM”. The Candidates who do not get enough score will be given an “Attendance Certificate of TPM”.