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  1. With this guide, you can avoid initial failure by setting TPM teams on the right path.
  2. Acquire practical tips for starting and sustaining TPM team activities.
  3. Learn the basic team dynamics and tools to become an effective TPM team.


TPM is a world class manufacturing initiative that seeks to optimize the effectiveness of manufacturing equipment. This TPM Team Guide teaches supervisors, workgroup leaders and operators how to develop the team-based skills required for effective and sustainable TPM implementation. It is geared towards TPM projects but describes basic elements of improvement team activities that can be used by any kind of shopfloor improvement groups such as quality or process improvement teams.

Developed by our JIPM-certified TPM Instructor, this TPM Team Guide is a toolbox of practical advice and techniques for starting TPM and keeping it going. This presentation sets a strong foundation on which key TPM pillars such as Autonomous Maintenance, Focused Improvement and Quality Maintenance are built upon.


1. Understand the concept and management philosophy of TPM and team activities
2. Acquire practical tips for managing TPM
3. Learn how to kick start, manage and sustain TPM team activities
4. Acquire knowledge on the useful tools for TPM team activities


1. TPM & Team Activities
What is TPM?
Definition of TPM
TPM & Team Objectives
Overlapping Teams
Team Team Activities Complement Quality & Process Improvement Teams

2. Practical Tips for Managing TPM
Set Up a Promotion Office
Key Role of Managers & Supervisors
Forming a Team
Choosing Team Leaders
Three Leading players
Point Person Makes Things Happen
Team Leader is the Center of Team Activities
Project Leader & Team Members
Operators Play a Critical Role
How to Hold Meetings
5W & 1H of Improvement

3. Managing TPM Team Activities
Identifying Problems
Choosing a Project Topic
Setting Targets
Making Plans
Conducting Team Activities
Considering the Options
Taking Action
Confirming Results

4. Keeping TPM Team Activities Alive
Create the Right Environment
Managers Must Play an Active Role
Improve the Work Environment
Strengthen the Leadership

5. Tools for TPM Team Activities
Check Sheet
Control Chart
Run Chart
Pareto Chart
Cause & Effect Diagram
Scatter Diagram
Affinity Diagram

6. Questions for Discussion
10 Questions for Discussion

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