Workshops Case Studies and Special Sessions Presentations Workshops Networking

TPM is a social and technical concern and this year’s agenda offers sessions dedicated to both. Over four days you’ll be immersed in learning that covers the design, implementation and leader routines that make up a successful TPM effort.

Keynote and General Session Presentations
It’s the soft stuff that's the hard part. Or put another way, developing the social routines to ensure success is much more difficult than mastering the technical skills. This year’s keynote and general session speakers will share expertise and experiences derived from a career focused on the hard part…the development of people. Learn what they’ve done to develop leaders, problem-solvers and teamwork and how you can do the same.

Special Sessions and Case Study Presentations
Too often maintenance and TPM are treated as costs centers within operations. But in truth, maintenance, specifically asset management, should be part of your organization’s strategic initiatives. At this year’s event, we have added several special sessions that look at the strategic implications of maintenance – from asset management and ISO-55000 to how to use TPM to support your tactical asset management plan and environmental sustainability efforts. Learn the organizational benefits derived when maintenance and TPM become part of the strategic conversation.

= Strategy
= Leadership & Culture
= Process
This year’s case studies include presentations from Coca-Cola, Hayward Industries, Littelfuse, Mine Safety and more. Hear what your peers are doing -- the success and missteps – and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Tuesday, April 21

7:30am – 8:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Opening Keynote Presentation & Breakout Activity
High Performing Teams:
Kyle “Cruiser” Howlin, The Corps Group
Kyle will share the same fighter pilot disciplines - focused on leadership, reliability and teamwork - and show you how you can apply them in your organization.

8:50 am – 9:15 am

Networking Break

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Continued
The morning keynote continues with an interactive exercise that highlights the lessons covered in earlier session.

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Special Session 1
Making the Case: Calculating the Financial Impact from your TPM Efforts
Wayne Marhelski, President, 3V Group
The bottom line is the bottom line! Discover how to quantify TPM results.
Special Session 2
Total Asset Management: Leveraging TPM for Maximum Strategic Advantage, Part 1
Thomas Heiserman, Principal, Maintenance Solutions Group
Do more than just maintain your assets, manage them for high responsiveness.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Special Session 3
One Foot in the Old and One in the New; Techniques for Navigating the Transition from Current to Future State
Wayne Marhelski, President, 3V Group
The initial stages of transformation can be the trickiest, explore ways to bridge the gap.
Special Session 4
Total Asset Management: Leveraging TPM for Maximum Strategic Advantage, Part 2
Thomas Heiserman, Principal, Maintenance Solutions

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Case Study Presentation 1
Quality and TPM Working Together to Eliminate Defects
Brian D. Dunn, OE – East Region TPM Manager
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Case Study Presentation 2
Global Best Practices, a Vision for Maintenance & Reliability
Jerry Todd, Manager of Mfg. Engineering
MSA Safety
Special Session 5
TPM and Sustainability: Reducing your Carbon Footprint
Ellis New, Senior Consultant, Productivity Inc.
Explore how the TPM pillars can be used in collaboration with your EHS initiatives to drive toward zero environmental losses.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Case Study Presentation 3
Lessons Learned in a Global TPM Standardization Effort
Matt Swain, Senior Lean Leader
Littelfuse, Inc.
Case Study Presentation 4
The Maintenance Boot Camp
Phil Ward, President
BSH Development, LLC

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Case Study Presentation 6
3P in Action; Equipment, Process and People
Jerry Todd, Manager of Mfg. Engineering
MSA Safety

Case Study Presentation 7
Focusing in on Losses – Focused Improvement and Autonomous Maintenance Working Together to Eliminate Minor Stops
Barry Goen, Operational Excellence & TPM Manager
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Wednesday, April 22

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am

General Session
People – A Leader’s Day-to-Day Guide to Building, Managing and Sustaining a Lean Organization:
Walt Miller, Director of Operational Excellence, Cummins Mid-Range Engine Plant
Walt shares the learning from his experiences working and developing people to support the improvement process.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Networking Break

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Session
The TPM Rollout: From Planning to Execution - and the Leadership Routines that make it All Work!
Ellis New, Senior Consultant, Productivity Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hoshin Planning for TPM
Also known as Policy Deployment, learn the lean way to connect top-level strategy to your annual targets.

Developing a TPM Culture
Learn principles & practices to ensure your TPM initiatives grow strong roots to support true culture change.

Collaborating for Excellence
in Basic Equipment Care

Learn the principles of operator-based care through the seven steps of Autonomous Maintenance.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Building Your Master Plan
Learn essential skills to build a robust master plan for your TPM rollout.
Developing a TPM Culture (continued)

Collaborating for Excellence
in Basic Equipment Care

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception & Networking

Thursday, April 23

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Using Mistake-Proofing
to Eliminate Defects

Designing processes so they are easier to do right than wrong.

Sustainment: Creating
Countermeasures for "TPM Failure Modes"

Learn typical social & technical failure modes of TPM initiatives and how to avoid them.
Identifying & Eliminating
Major Losses

Find out how Focused Improvement can work in tandem with AM and other pillars to control & eliminate losses.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Luncheon & Networking

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Innovation and Design for TPM
Gain an understanding of the power of 3P and Early Equipment Management.

A3 and Other Problem-Solving Approaches
Getting to root cause.

Transitioning from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance
Get ahead of equipment and process failure before they ever begin.

Friday, April 24

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leader Standard Work
Learn the fundamentals of developing leader standard work.
Integrating Quality, Six Sigma and TPM
Achieve zero defects by integrating these three tools of quality maintenance.

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