TPM for IATF16949

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Course overview:   

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) has been introduced as a new requirement for the automotive quality standard based on previous non-conformances noted in the areas of equipment management.

This one day overview will provide you with an understanding of the role of TPM within IATF16949, the reasons for its addition to the standard and an outline of the main components of a TPM based equipment management system.

Excerpt from IATF16949:2016 - 1st Edition (Automotive Quality Management System Standard) Total productive maintenance

The organization shall develop, implement and maintain a documented total productive maintenance system

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Who should attend:   

This workshop is designed for operations, quality and maintenance leaders who need to introduce TPM to improve their equipment management system and satisfy the revised requirements of the standard.


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:   

TPM principles align with the purpose of the IATF 16949 quality standard and will enable you to develop an equipment management system which engages employees, ensures quality output, increases equipment availability and performance and is based on the development of standard operations.

Participants will learn about the structure and principles of TPM and how to use those principles to both improve efficiency and satisfy the requirements of the standard.

Topics covered:   

  • Why TPM was added to the standard 
  • TPM Principles - targeting Zero Losses, Zero Defects and Zero Accidents 
  • The Pillars of TPM 
  • Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  •  Restoring Equipment through Autonomous Maintenance 
  • Developing Control Plans through Quality Maintenance 
  • Developing Skills through Training and Development
  • Managing PM activities and developing Precision Maintenance Standards 

Why choose Industry Forum:   

Industry Forum are both the authorised training provider for IATF 16949 and certified as a TPM training and consultancy organisation by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, the original developers of TPM.  This workshop will be led by a TPM Black Belt, certified by JIPM.Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Course booking details:   

Further information

SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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