Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Manager Certification Program



A sustainable TPM program requires leadership.

Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University created the Total Productive Maintenance Certification Program to give you the knowledge needed to be that leader.



2016 Session, Columbus, OH

Week 1 - July 11–15
Week 2 - August 29–Sept 2
Week 3 - September 26–30
Week 4 - October 24–27



Program Description

This highly interactive, fully accredited program is designed for corporate and plant personnel looking to learn, launch, and lead a proven, systemic, equipment and maintenance management improvement process—Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Combining classroom learning with simulations, group exercises, targeted discussion sessions, and shopfloor application, expert industry leaders and educators teach the concepts and tools of TPM in depth. Participants learn how to establish the daily management behaviors that will sustain TPM and ensure alignment with overall improvement and Environmental, Health, and Safety goals.

Over four non-consecutive weeks, attendees participate in a series of learning modules focused on the three critical areas for success: Planning, Doing, and Leading. Between session weeks on the campus of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, students implement TPM projects at their own companies and present results during the next session week.

Program Objectives

TPMC graduates will gain overall knowledge of the eight pillars of TPM and will be able to:

  • Establish and customize a strategy for implementing TPM
  • Properly use machine performance data to identify and execute a tactical action plan
  • Justify and implement a complete maintenance planning and scheduling process
  • Conduct and lead autonomous maintenance kaizen events
  • Design and perform site-specific TPM auditing processes
  • Establish a baseline data collection process and understand how to use the OEE metric
  • Conduct breakdown analysis reviews, and grasp their importance
  • Organize and control spare parts
  • Use the principles of Early Equipment Management

Qualification Requirements

To qualify, all participants must have a management sponsor, who will attest to the results achieved in on-the-job assignments. Participants must be affiliated with a manufacturing or service organization actively pursuing process improvement techniques, and should have a fundamental understanding of TPM and lean techniques.

Participants who successfully complete the four-week training and mentoring program, pass the certification exam, and demonstrate successful implementation in their own facility are certified by Productivity Inc. and the Fisher College of Business as TPM Managers and earn 16 CEUs.


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