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TPM Reloaded

TPM Reloaded

Joel Levitt


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TPM Reloaded is a challenging, innovative and timely new look at implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) by one of the field's leading trainers and authors. The book takes into account the economic upheavals of recent years and demonstrates that TPM is less about moving maintenance tasks to operations than moving accountability for aggregate output of the plant to operators.


Joel Levitt shows that effective TPM, TPM Reloaded, requires a radical difference in management's view of the worker and even tougher, a radical change in the way workers view their own role.

Joel Levitt is known worldwide as a leading educator in maintenance management. He has trained more than 17,000 maintenance professionals from thousands of organizations in 25 countries. He has more than 30 years of experience in many facets of maintenance. Since 1980, he has been president of Springfield Resources, a management/consulting firm servicing clients on a wide range of maintenance issues. Levitt is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences, has published dozens of articles on the subject, as well as a number of successful books, including the Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance; The Handbook of Maintenance Management; Lean Maintenance; Managing Factory Maintenance: and Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages.


Introduction: TPM in 2010
Introduction to TPM

  • Who is TPM for?
  • What Does TPM Do?
  • Why Today?
  • Operator is the key
  • Pillars of TPM
  • History of TPM
  • Why Did TPM Come from Auto Assembly?
  • Some important questions about where the idea for TPM came from

Life under TPM

  • A Day in the Life of a TPM Shop
  • TPM Has Two Aspects
  • Promises Made
  • Selling TPM
  • Total plant involvement

TPM basics

  • TPM: The Basic Idea
  • The intention of TPM is engagement
  • TPM is a TEAM Based Activity
  • TPM and lean manufacturing and maintenance
  • JIT (Just in Time)
  • Five Elements of TPM


  • Maintenance
  • The Basic Activity of TPM is PM

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

  • Measuring Equipment Effectiveness is an Essential Part of TPM
  • Different OEE models
  • OEE is Confusing
  • Example of OEE

TPM activities

  • Return to new conditions
  • Mini-manual for Operators
  • Tasks (Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty)
  • TPM team meetings
  • Typical team activity is conducting a 1-point lesson
  • RCA for operators
  • Lean Maintenance

Facts of Life

  • What Are We Trying to Do?
  • One Problem However - Past Sins
  • Ground rules of equipment: What are the Life Cycle Phases of Equipment?


  • MRP II interface
  • The CMMS Work Order

Visual Work Place

  • Benefits
  • Examples
  • When is too much too much

TPM Installation

  • Seven Steps to Reach Full Autonomous Maintenance
  • Why Do One Out of Two TPM Installations Fail?
  • Successful TPM Installations
  • Key Concepts for the TPM Installation
  • Look Out; Problems Ahead!
  • Steps in Introduction of TPM in an Organization


  • For TPM to Work, You Better Be Great at Training.
  • Effective Training
  • Certified Operator, Mechanic Training

Structures to keep TPM going

  • Structure for Remembering To Do Tasks
  • TPM reporting
  • Keeping TPM on track

Is TPM for you?

  • How to decide TPM is for you
  • TPM Feasibility Study