Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Total productive maintenance, part of Lean Six Sigma Foundations.
- A factory cannot function unless the machines are working…and available when they are needed.…Now that may seem like a pretty simplistic statement,…but this is what Total Productive Maintenance,…or TPM, is all about.…TPM tries to understand both preventive…and corrective maintenance procedures…and to apply those methods in the most effective manner.…And that means, to keep the factory running when needed.…TPM practices ensure…that machines will not break down unexpectedly…and that scheduled maintenance will be completed…in a timely manner.…
The goals here are to minimize equipment downtime…and maximize equipment availability.…The approaches are closely intertwined…because the biggest factor…in preventing unexpected downtime…is to make sure that periodic maintenance activities…are diligently completed.…This increases production flexibility…to allow changes as needed…and helps to ensure a smooth flow of material…through the factory.…The most significant contribution…Lean has made in this effort is…in the reduction of setup times.…
Steven outlines the process stages in Six Sigma (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control), along with the Lean toolkit: the 5s principles, kanban (scheduling), downtime, poka-yoke (error proofing), and kaizen (continuous improvement). He also explains how leadership works within Lean Six Sigma, the principles of project execution, and how Lean Six Sigma is applied to the service sector and supply chain management. Make sure to watch the "Next steps" video at the end of the course for further resources.
- Why Lean Six Sigma?
- Understanding the five steps of Six Sigma
- Understanding the 5 Ss of Lean
- Leading a Lean Six Sigma project
- Controlling a Lean Six Sigma project
- Using Lean Six Sigma for services and supply chain management