Making TPM Lean and Connected
  • Dates: As required
  • Location: 1 day on site
  • Cost: up to 10 delegates £1500

Discover the Power of Smart Technology in Manufacturing. 

The gains are not just down to the tech; the true value of Smart Technology comes from how it changes the dynamics of day to day operation, enhancing connectivity between people, plant and processes to transform manufacturing for the better.    

Adapting to Smart Technology developments is a continuous path, one that award-winning organisations tread to achieve operational excellence. 

This is a journey of discovery where real-time data unveils lost effectiveness, deciphers cause and effect, and validates countermeasures within the daily workflow.

To thrive and grow in this environment involves learning how to use the new ecosystem to identify opportunities to remove waste and release the full potential of the operation.  Which is why TPM and Lean continuous improvement frameworks are a key part of the recipe for the successful selection and adoption of Smart Technology.  

Lean TPM small group activity engages all levels of the organisation to deliver:

  • Asset care standards that reduce unplanned downtime. 
  • Best practices that reduce recurring problems.
  • Task transfer to release time for higher added value activities.
  • Systems and practices that add customer value and support business growth.

In organisations that do this well, the outcome is the creation of an internal improvement network where improvement teams, leaders and support personnel collaborate to develop and share best practices that stabilise and ratchet up performance.

This training workshop explains how Lean TPM and Digitisation:

  • Work hand in hand, changing leadership dynamics and frontline operations.  
  • Enhance your team's capability to make better use of data and deliver the gains from a digital ecosystem.


This one day on site training workshop provides a "how to guide" for the movers and shakers of your existing or potential internal improvement network to work together to:

  • Identify the potential gains from Making TPM Lean and Digital. 
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses against the practices of award winning and respected organisations.
  • Agree priorities for improvement and next steps to deliver those gains.
  • Develop a 90 day action plan to kick start the programme.


  • Overview

    Delivering the Gains 

    An important Leadership role is envisioning how the enhanced connectivity that  Smart Tech delivers, can change the way the business operates.   For example, before digitisation, the daily reporting routine in one food a drink manufacturer involved collation of information from 10 separate systems.  That took up 90 minutes of First Line Manager activity per shift. 

    Digitisation removed the need to do that and changed the daily priority for them from collecting data to using that data to develop the insight to improve future performance.  It also changed the nature of the conversations between first line managers and their teams from problem solving to problem prevention improving engagement and encouraging a proactive improvement culture.

    Workforce Engagement

    This course sets out how to deliver the gains from investment in Smart Technology by engaging users with activities to:

    • Encourage curiosity about how the new digital ecosystem can remove pain points, reduce waste and improve added value,
    • Convert ideas into of practical improvements whilst running the business,
    • Transition to new ways of working that increase customer value and support growth.

    What Lean TPM Adds 

    The goal of TPM is the never ending improvement in equipment effectiveness through front line improvement teams. It provides a practical road map to stabilise and optimise operations.  That can raise capacity, reduce costs, improve operational safety and reduce quality defects.  

    The value of Lean thinking its ability to systematically improve workflow to achieve all of the above with less effort.

    Together Lean and TPM these provide a roadmap to reduce waste and release the full potential of manufacturing plant and processes. 

    Combining that with the enhanced connectivity of Digitisation and Smart Technology, accelerates the pace of systematic improvement.

    What you will learn

    The course raises awareness of the Smart Technology Landscape to provide an overview of what is available as well as common pitfalls to avoid.  The content includes practical exercises leading to completion of a diagnostic workbook to identify strengths and priorities for improvement to support the successful introduction of Smart Technology and Digitisation projects.  That includes content to:

    • Understand the Smart Technology Landscape,
    • Identify the impact that Smart Technology can have on the current way of working and business model,
    • Recognise where that technology can enhance:
      • Ability to succeed in existing markets,
      • Provide a platform to progress into new markets
      • Create new markets and set the customer agenda,
    •  How to selecting the Smart Technology project to achieve the best outcome.

    That introduces delegates to how to:

    • Recognise and fix legacy system weaknesses,
    • Use data to systemise and enhance process control and workflows across the Plan, Source, Make Deliver value chain,
    • Establish a Smart Technology Roadmap programme as a vehicle to deliver profitability and growth.

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