Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate Spring

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Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate

Program Description

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.

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


Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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

Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Autonomous Maintenance
  • The Waste Proof PM Process

Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Focused Improvement (FI)
  • Machine Failure Analysis

Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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

Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • Setting Standards and Leading The Effort
  • Leadership Roundtable

Full curriculum is available in the event brochure.*

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.

“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 $162.00 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.