Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Equipment Troubleshooting have become important tools for global competitors. MI offers "customized" programs in these areas.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) has emerged as an integral part of the success stories told by today's world-class organizations. For manufacturers and hospitals; and food, oil, and gas processors, the Maintenance Operation is a critical element of success.

During the first three years of adopting TPM methodologies, you can expect to realize a 15% to 25% increase in equipment operation. Some companies report machines running at 95% uptime in less than 5 years! With numbers like that, it is not hard to understand why DuPont, Ford Motor Company, Eastman Kodak, Dana Corporation, Allen Bradley, and Harley Davidson are just a few of the Fortune 500 companies that have successfully implemented TPM.

TPM - a Partnership for Success

Total Productive Maintenance is a systematic approach to continuous improvement of your maintenance activities. It is a partnership among maintenance personnel, operations management, parts inventory, and operators. This team strategy focuses on the identification of potential problems and their expedient resolution. TPM is like Six Sigma in that it utilizes key equipment metrics, including Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Mean Time to Repair and Mean Time between Failures. The goal of TPM is to continually improve these performance metrics.


TPM practices are not limited to industrial plants. These methodologies can readily be adapted to many other industries, such as construction, hospitals, building maintenance, and transportation, as well as process industries like food, gas, and oil.

The Curriculum

The Management Institute of Rowan University recognizes the historical lack of critical skills training in most maintenance departments, and the need for this training before implementation of TPM can be initiated. Our curriculum is designed to address this possible deficit on an individual basis, in order to improve your current position and move you forward toward becoming a more productive, effective, and efficient maintenance organization.

Level 1 Training: Building Basic Skills
Level 1 training is dedicated to closing the basic skills gap. It begins with a customized assessment of your maintenance workers. We offer assessments in mathematical, mechanical, and electrical skills. Once employee assessments have been analyzed, a training program will be tailored to fit the needs of your business.

Level 2 Training: TPM Project-Based Training
TPM project-based training consists of 24 hours of classroom work, followed by additional project coaching to remedy specific maintenance problems. This remarkably successful approach immerses employees in a problem-solving process that targets process problems selected by the leadership team. Your maintenance, craft, and production workers will adapt particularly well to this teaching approach because the very nature of their work is hands-on.

Program taught in:
  • English

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