Organisations that want to be successful in the long term must operate safely, make a profit and achieve customer satisfaction. An Industry Forum Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programme supports this by:
- Making production more economical by eliminating accidents, quality defects and breakdowns
- Meeting demanding customer requirements by eliminating losses, allowing the production of a high variety of products in small batch sizes that equal consumer demand
- Reducing costs by maximising equipment efficiency, raising labour efficiency, improving resource consumption and building a flexible production system that is responsive to changes in demand
The Industry Forum approach is to tailor the TPM implementation programme to the individual client’s needs. However, there is a basic framework from which we select and modify the specific approach to tailor it to the organisational requirements. The system we use is a flexible modular approach to allow us to standardise the quality of implementation and materials whilst ensuring the maximum efficiency of delivery.
IF will train and develop your TPM champions (typically Continuous Improvement Managers and Change Agents) to deliver the modules themselves, ensuring you are self-sufficient in your ability to roll-out the programme across your business. Constant feedback on the progress will be generated, ensuring you achieve the programme objectives.
“Industry Forum has been supporting The Findus Group with our company wide improvement programme based on the principles of Total Productive Maintenance. The IF team have effectively engaged local teams while supporting our agenda centrally & have interacted with all levels of the organisation, from Line Operators to Board Members ensuring alignment & understanding. Using the “Teach-Coach-Mentor” structure has enabled us to build our own internal capacity so we can identify and deliver real QCD improvements. The learning by doing model means we have direct experience of using approaches such as focused improvement and autonomous maintenance which have generated immediate savings for us.”Mark Noakes, Findus Group Manufacturing Excellence Director