What is Focussed Improvement?
Focussed Improvement is the first pillar of TPM. It provides a structured, team-based approach to drive elimination of specifically identified losses in any process.
How is the Pillar implemented?
The pillar follows a structured set of steps aligned to the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle, which can be implemented for improvement activities of any size or complexity in any organisation.
The pillar builds an understanding and analysis of the different loss types affecting an organisation. The pillar operates at a strategic level, identifying the criteria for project selection and TPM deployment that will deliver the business objectives.
The pillar develops the capabilities of teams to be self-sufficient in applying appropriate problem solving approaches. By building competencies and embedding behaviours, the pillar ensures that the workforce has the skills and motivation to eliminate loss from their processes, not only for selected projects but also for normal every day issues.
What are the benefits of the Pillar?
As well as improving efficiency, reducing defects and improving safety performance due to eliminating losses, the Focussed Improvement pillar ensures that the approach taken is consistent and repeatable to assure sustainability.
Focussed Improvement Pillar Training
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Industry Forum provides an overview of Focussed Improvement (FI)