Successfully Installing TPM in Your Plant

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A fast-paced seminar, given by the American TPM guru, Ed Hartmann, where you will learn how to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and gain these benefits:

Dramatically increased equipment productivity
Sharply reduced equipment downtime
Approaching zero equipment-caused defects
Increased plant capacity
Lower maintenance and production costs
Enhanced job satisfaction

Maintenance Improvement

How well process and production equipment is maintained has a critical influence on product cost and quality. In recent years many companies have seen great benefits by changing from reactive maintenance (fire-fighting) to planned and scheduled maintenance using preventive /predictive maintenance procedures.

Beyond Preventive/Predictive Maintenance

Now you can realise even more impressive gains by taking the next step forward in equipment maintenance management, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). TPM is now giving a rapidly increasing number of manufacturing plants these typical impressive results:

equipment uptime: up 40%
unexpected equipment breakdowns: down 99%
equipment speed: up 10%
defects caused by equipment: down 90%
equipment output (productivity): up 50%
maintenance costs: down 30%
return on investment: several hundred percent
safety: approaching zero accidents
job satisfaction: much better

These are not exaggerations. They are typical results when changing from emergency-based, breakdown maintenance to TPM. They are results that world-class companies have achieved and that you too can realise.

Teamwork and Ownership

TPM produces these remarkable results by bringing maintenance and production people together as a team and by actively involving operators in maintaining their equipment in itís peak condition (ownership). While the concept is simple, implementation is not. You must plan for TPM very carefully, and you must base the installation on your particular equipment needs and your particular work force, union or non-union. The TPM challenge is 20% technical and 80% people.

Who Will Benefit ?

Any manufacturing or process plant of any size can use TPM to improve itís equipment productivity and overall profitability. The wide variety of manufacturers now using TPM include automotive, appliance, machinery, electronics, semiconductor and more. Process industries using TPM include food, chemicals, mining, steel, cement, pulp and paper, and others. TPM implementation requires the involvement of operations, maintenance, and all levels of management, supervision and engineering. The seminar will therefore benefit maintenance and production supervisors, plant managers, maintenance and industrial engineers, operations managers, and upper management. To facilitate implementation, consider sending a team representing both operations and maintenance.

Brief Program Outline

Meeting the manufacturing challenge
Equipment - the Focus of TPM
The Power of TPM
Measuring Your True Equipment Productivity
Customizing Your TPM Installation
How Much Autonomous Maintenance Do You Need ?
How to Design and Install an Effective PM Program
Improving Equipment Through Problem-Solving Techniques
How to Organize and Execute the Feasibility Study
The TPM Installation
How to "Fast-Track" a TPM Installation.

Seminar Style

You will participate in team exercises and guided discussions that are interspersed throughout the seminar. Your instructor will encourage your questions, comments and participation at all times. In addition you will be able to exchange ideas with the instructor and the other participants during the breaks and lunches and after class adjourns. With this interactive format and a dynamic instructor, you will find this intensive two-day seminar to be not only very beneficial, but also motivating and thoroughly enjoyable.

Seminar Documentation

Included as part of this seminar are a course manual and a hard-cover book (220 pages), both written by Edward H. Hartmann, your instructor. The manual completely documents the seminar, so the need for notetaking will be minimal. It also contains all of the forms, charts and diagrams you will need for successfully installing TPM in your facility. The book, Successfully Installing TPM in a non-Japanese Plant, and the course manual will be valuable future references during and after implementation.

Seminar Dates

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Seminar Location/Venue

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Seminar Fee

The fee for 2004 seminars is Euro850 payable in advance.

Seminar Booking

Call Knowledge Trade on +353-91-589333 and have your Mastercard/Visa Card ready. Alternatively, Fax your details to +353-91-589344 or send an e-mail to ktrade@iol.ieand put the words "TPM Seminar" in the subject line.


If you cancel 2 weeks or more prior to the commencement of the seminar, your fees will be refunded less a 10% handling charge. If you cancel between 1 and 2 weeks before the seminar, you will receive a 50% refund. If a cancellation is received within one week of the seminar, no refund will be made. Substitutions may be made at any time.

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