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: Dane Bohnert has over 20 years of Lean and Quality Improvement experience. He has worked as a Quality Engineer, Launch Project Manager, Value Stream Operations Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Development Specialist, Continuous Improvement Manager, Value Stream Coach, and Lean Consultant and Trainer.In addition, Dane holds certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Assurance. He also received training and mentoring directly from Taiichi Ohno protégés Seizo Okamoto and Kazuhiro Sekiya, as well as others with wisdom in Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way.

 Session Information: 24FMFG307

Schedule: Tuesday, October 15 (1 session)
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EDT
Registration (Registration Deadline: 10/9/24) : $295.00


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Dane Bohnert

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