Course Detail: MFG307 - Total Productive Maintenance

Purdue University Fort Wayne leverages the resources of Purdue University by teaming up with their MEP program to offer this training.

The Mission:
To advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Total Productive Maintenance

Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a structured approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve perfect production: zero unplanned equipment failures, zero small stops or slow running, zero defects, and zero accidents. It involves personnel at all levels in the organization, including operators, maintenance personnel, and leadership. 

In this workshop, you'll learn what TPM is and how to apply it in manufacturing. 


  • Define total productive maintenance (TPM). 
  • Explain a process for implementing TPM.
  • Describe how TPM relates to lean manufacturing.
  • Explain the concept of autonomous maintenance.
  • Define overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), explain how it is calculated, and interpret OEE data. 
  • List tools for addressing OEE issues. 
  • Explain the concept of planned maintenance.
  • List keys to success with TPM. 

Intended audience: Team leaders, maintenance personnel, engineers, and others involved in plant maintenance activities

Take all five workshops to earn the certificate:

Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Culture

The 5S System: The Visual Workplace

Principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Quick Changeover/Set-Up Reduction

This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times. Participants should have a computer with a strong internet connection, a working microphone, and speakers. Students are required to utilize the camera and microphone to participate in this interactive class. Class participation enhances the online learning experience. Your instructor will send a meeting link to all students once registration has closed.

About the Instructor: Bobbie Gilman is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Bobbie started her career in project management leading product development projects. She has designed and implemented 100's of high volume components and has been awarded three U.S. patents. She has managed projects with capital budgets of more than $10 million. She enjoys the power of a team as they share ideas and work to deliver strong solutions. 

While managing projects, she learned that if the processes around her were weak or broken, they impacted her ability to succeed. She began leveraging the power of teams and Lean principles to help organizations improve operations. She has taught classes around the globe and works in a variety of industries: manufacturing, medical, construction, offices, high volume test facilities, job shops, warehouses, and more. 

  • Project Management - Projects > $10 million
  • Product Development - High Volume
  • Assembly - Labor Balance for > 100 People
  • Lean - Since 1998 (Manufacturing, Medical, Construction, Offices, Warehouses, High Volume Test Facilities, and more.)
  • Three (3) U.S. Patents - "There is always a simpler way."

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