Category Archives: TPM

Check For Understanding

One of the teams I am working with is in the middle of an Autonomous Maintenance (TPM) launch.  The team has been doing a good job of identifying defects on their equipment and correcting these defects seems to be helping. … Continue reading

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Can You Sustain?

John is excited about launching TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and is seeing the benefits already.  Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is a critical TPM pillar.  John is leading two pilot AM teams and both are doing better than anyone expected.  Line efficiencies … Continue reading

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Standard Work on Your Packaging Line

Beyond Lean has a series of blogs on the subject of Standard Work that ran last week.  Matt Wrye was kind enough to ask me to guest blog.  This post originally ran there: Our new team is coming together for their … Continue reading

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Standard Work Week at Beyond Lean

Our new team is coming together for their 7 a.m. work session.  This team is working through the steps of Autonomous Maintenance and is working through their agenda when the area supervisor approaches the team.  His support is a welcome … Continue reading

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The Pareto Principle is Dangerous?

There are many benefits to the Pareto Principle (aka the 80-20 Rule) for those who want to get the most bang for the buck.  I am a big fan of this philosophy since we are all working with limited time … Continue reading

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