Access your untapped potential with the TPM production system

Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a production system that is designed to eliminate the 8 wastes that are defined by lean management. These are:

  • Transport
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Waiting
  • Overproduction
  • Overprocessing
  • Defects
  • Skills (Unused)
Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance

In working to eliminate these wastes, total productive maintenance is based on several pillars:

  • Remedying plant losses
  • Autonomous maintenance by Production
  • Planned maintenance programmes
  • Education and training
  • Maintenance-focused machinery/plant planning

How we introduce the production system at your company

We implement the TPM production system as a four-step process:

  • Design:
    Collecting basic data, educating participants, specifying content for total productive maintenance boards, designing the project plan (days and priorities)
  • Implementation phase::
    Developing synergies between departments
    Project start on a pilot machine
    Working with PPS, 5S and SMED
    Selection and training of internal experts
  • Process improvement:
    Coaching for all affected cost centre managers, heads of department, production supervisors
    Setup of an audit system
    Introduction of defect tags
    Inclusion of flagship projects
  • Long-term planning and upkeep:
    Schulung und Durchführung der Audits,
    Training and completion of audits
    Standardisation of methods introduced
    Setup of a reporting system Inclusion of other lean tools: kanban, continuous flow