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Total Productive Maintenance Manager Certification – Spring 2024


If your value-streams are capital equipment intensive, developing an internal Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) resource will help you eliminate the equipment reliability issues—breakdowns, minor stops, long changeover adjustments, and other inefficiencies—that are hurting your competitiveness.

When moving from 40% OEE to 85% OEE you can double your capacity with no capital investment. And that’s just one benefit of successful implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), other gains include:

Technical benefits such as…

  • Productivity improvement of more than 35%.
  • Increased equipment effectiveness from 50-70% to 80-90%.
  • Unplanned downtime (breakdown & minor stoppages, etc.) reduced by about 80%.
  • Reduced quality defects by up to 50%.
  • Scrap reductions of approximately 65%.

Social benefits such as…

  • Motivated workers committed to improvement.
  • Goal oriented efficient teams.
  • Pro-active, solution oriented thinking and acting.
  • Safe and stable operating environment.

Equipment and process reliability are too important to your business success not to have a TPM effort and a well-trained TPM Manager to guide the implementation.

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, TPM practitioners deep dive the concepts and tools of TPM and share lessons from their implementation experiences.

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.

Fully accredited certification for TPM managers and reliability leaders since 2010.

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’s, students implement TPM projects at their own companies and present results during the next session week.

Lean Manager Certification – Fall 2024

The Lean Manager Certification program is a 4 non-consecutive week educational program that speaks to today’s operating environments. The program develops your knowledge, confidence, and skill to lead a Lean initiative in your environment – building your execution and sustainment capabilities.

An action-oriented curriculum with simulations and case study-based classroom sessions coupled with small group exercises, hands-on ‘go-do’ sessions, and project work. This format allows for practical application of the techniques being learned, helping to translate theory into action.

A comprehensive curriculum covering both the production (technical) and management (social) elements needed for a successful, sustainable Lean program.