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    Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate Spring
    Manufacturing industry Public Educational Events

    Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate - Spring 2022 - Columbus, OH

    Check back for dates... – A 5-day fully-accredited program

    Provides an understanding of the core techniques for improving manufacturing performance and equipment reliability. Designed for maintenance and production resources seeking a solid understanding of the fundamental techniques for improving the maintenance process. Fully accredited certification for TPM managers and reliability leaders since 2010.

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    Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate

    Your safety is our priority! We are following evolving best practices and CDC guidelines for physical gatherings including: meeting in larger rooms, limiting attendance to each event, setting physical distance in all meeting rooms, providing contactless food service, cleaning meeting facilities throughout the day, and following all facility protocols. We will update as necessary to ensure the safety of all. These will be outlined in your registration confirmation packet.


    When equipment plans its own downtime it is ten times more costly to get back to a safe, efficient, “run-ready” state!

    Moving from a reactive to a proactive maintenance environment has a big and positive impact directly on your bottom line. Did you know that when equipment plans its own downtime (i.e. a breakdown) it is ten times more costly both financially and in terms of capacity losses to get back to a safe, efficient ‘run-ready’ state?

    Chances are you already know you must do something to improve the reliability of your equipment but you might not know exactly what to do or how to get started.

    Held on the campus of The Ohio State University, this one week, fully-accredited program has been designed to introduce you to nine fundamental techniques for doing just that! Your own examples will be discussed during the session to help illustrate methods being covered. Get started on your journey to World Class Reliability today.

    Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded: the Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate by Productivity Inc. and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Graduates of the program earn 4 CEUs.

    Designed for maintenance and production resources seeking a solid understanding of the fundamental techniques for improving the maintenance process.


    This program will teach you…

    • Learn how to use data to make improvements.
    • Understand how to create provisional standards and one-point-lessons.
    • Learn to properly plan and schedule repairs and PMs.
    • Discover how to eliminate equipment-specific losses.
    • Understand the proper storage and distribution of spare parts.


    Monday 8am-5pm

    • Establishing a Zero Failure Culture
    • Establishing Key Maintenance Metrics and Measures

    Tuesday 8am-5pm

    • Autonomous Maintenance
    • The Waste Proof PM Process

    Wednesday 8am-5pm

    • Focused Improvement (FI)
    • Machine Failure Analysis

    Thursday 8am-5pm

    • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
    • Managing The Storeroom & Spare Parts

    Friday 8am-12pm

    • Setting Standards and Leading The Effort
    • Leadership Roundtable

    Full curriculum is available in the event brochure.*


    “Very detailed and the training flow perfectly matched a real world maintenance process. I recommend this training to maintenance professionals, operating managers, machine operators or anyone willing to improve their processes.”
    Lee Williams – Facilities and Equipment Manager – Pharmavite/Nature Made Vitamins

    “I selected this program over others because of the focus on continuous improvement
    and was not disappointed.”
    Jim Cochran – Project Management Director – American Sugar Refining, Inc.

    “I’m impressed. This has been a great learning experience.”
    Romey Bryant – Manager of Production Support – Premix, Inc.

    “Extremely knowledgeable instructor engaging with well thought-out examples.”
    Steve Winters – Facilities and Maintenance Manager – Northrop Grumman

    “Terrific! Finally a lean-based TPM training. Ellis is fantastic and well-qualified.”
    Ryan Romander – Lean Project Manager – Basic American Foods

    “Excellent, empowering and direct.”
    C.Scott McFarland – Maintenance Manager – Newell Rubbermaid

    “Enjoyed the program, received good information and intend on implementing
    positive change at my sites.”
    Ken Fabrizio – Engineering & Maintenance Manager – Allnex



    Productivity Inc. is a leading consulting and training firm that helps organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow. We focus on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Innovation Systems and Leadership Development.

    Working together, these strategies provide the means to continually refresh a company’s value proposition while making the organizational changes needed for daily improvement and sustainable growth.

    We pioneered the implementation of Lean and TPM methodologies in manufacturing in the late 1970s. Since then, we have extended these methodologies across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and other service industries.

    Today, our time-tested management system, motion™ provides organizations with:

    • a uniquely comprehensive approach to implementing Lean across an entire enterprise, incorporating assessment, leadership, and business renewal.
    • a robust process for innovation to develop an organization-wide capability to create new forms of value – reliably, predictably, repeatedly.

    More than simply a Lean consulting firm, Productivity Inc. can provide you with a variety of methodologies to keep your enterprise in motion™.



    Since 1916, The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business has produced exceptional leaders who meet the challenges of a changing global business environment through creative and effective solutions. As a result, Fisher’s reputation continues to rise and is reflected in rankings which place the college among the top 15 Business Schools in the nation at the undergraduate and graduate levels of public universities.

    Today, Fisher College of Business Executive Education continues to provide growth opportunities to business professionals seeking to increase their knowledge, insights and intuition. Their executive-level degree programs are comprehensive, integrative and examine today’s issues from every angle to give you a total business perspective.


    A block of rooms is being held for Productivity Inc. TPMC attendees at The Blackwell Hotel on The Ohio State University campus. Address: 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

    Productivity Inc. attendees receive a reduced rate of $145.00 per night, single or double occupancy. Rate includes hot buffet breakfast. Please call 614.247.4000 or toll-free 866.247.4003 for reservations, and identify yourself as a Productivity Inc. TPMC program attendee. The special rate will be available until four weeks prior to the event; after this date the hotel cannot guarantee availability.

    For more information on The Blackwell Hotel, please visit The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the Columbus International Airport.

    Cancellation Policy

    Prior to the start of the session, registrations may be transferred to a colleague without charge. To be considered for a refund, we must receive notification of cancellation in writing no later than 30 business days prior to the event. Cancellations received within 30 business days of the start of a program are subject to the full registration fee; this money will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. Cancellations received within 10 business days of the start of a program will be assessed a fee equal to 20% of the registration fee; the remainder of the fee will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. If no notification of cancellation is provided, registration fees will be forfeited. There is a $200 processing fee for all cancellations. No refunds or credits will be issued once a session is underway. On rare occasions, circumstances may make it necessary to cancel or postpone an event. We encourage attendees to book refundable/reusable airline tickets. We will not be responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

    All registrant applications will be evaluated for acceptance into the program. Consultants and university faculty may not be eligible to attend.

    On rare occasions, circumstances may make it necessary to cancel or postpone an event. As such, we encourage attendees to book refundable/reusable air tickets. We will not be responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. Any individual attending this program hereby acknowledges and agrees that any photographs or videos taken during the event may be used in marketing efforts (web/print) including, but not limited to news and promotion without compensation to the participant.