Total Productive Maintenance program approach

by Dutch Operational Excellence Consulting

With this TPM journey the point is to discover and enlarge our own capabilities which we can use in our work and working environment. Not to implement as quick and as many possible Lean methodologies and techniques as a check in the box. 
The point is to create sustainable value

The Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Program is about a step by step approach:

  • Empowerment of the employees (operators and technicians are the driving force)

  • Improvement of the work environment, 

  • Improvement of the machines, 

  • Decrease of cost


We use Total Productive Maintenance tools and methodologies as an accelerant for change processes. While using this it becomes tangible and concrete, and we achieve actual results. Experience shows that especially within production areas a lot of value can be created to sustainably improve the working environment, which enables people to achieve their audacious personal and business goals.

What is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in this program

​The ultimate goal of Total Productive Maintenance (or TPM) is to achieve optimal conditions where the people capabilities are being used in an optimal way     and      we strife for zero  accidents, zero defects and zero breakdown.

TPM focusses on the continuous improvement of the effectiveness of equipment by involving the people with these improvement activities. TPM is aiming on bringing and maintaining the equipments in top conditions, to  prevent breakdowns and delays in production processes and thereby increasing the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). TPM is attacking the cause of the accelerated decline and at the same time creates the correct environment between employees and equipments to create the desired ownership.

The TPM program of Dutch Operational Excellence Consulting is divided in

6 different constructive phases

Our unique TPM implementation support consists of


Step by step implementation instructions per methodology, including practical examples of implementations at other companies

In House Trainings

For further explanation of the theory

Management Workshops

In house brainstorm management workshops regarding change management, communication and program steering

Video Trainings

In support of the presentations, workshops and trainings with additional explanations and examples. For quality assurance of the TPM essence during further rollout. The employees can view these in the time that suits them

Shop floor workshops

Side by side support with our consultants in the actual implementation and execution of the program

Audit system

An auditing system for an objective comparison based on the international JIPM audit, and a World Class Maintenance comparison system

Examples of TPM implementations

Examples of what TPM can bring with regards to autonomous inspections

Examples of what TPM can bring with regards to 5S

Examples of what TPM can bring with regards to Daily Management System & Meetings

Next Steps


Contact us to know more where you are as an organization towards world class. And how this TPM program or elements of it, can help you towards a next step change.

We are very excited about this approach and there is way much more than we could show on this website. Curious about our trainings, our hand in hand approach or our other methods? Please contact us via and we will gladly explain.

In our Media section we have uploaded a TPM introduction video with some more content regarding our program.

Partnership with EZ Factory

EZ-GO app from EZ Factory is an application tool which digitizes checklists, core tasks, audits and work instructions in factory workplaces, in order to brighten the daily work experience of factory operators. The tool is very intuitive, easy to use and therefore very powerful.

The EZ-GO support application is a fast track enabler of successful, solid and sustainable Operational Excellence implementations. That is why we are recommending the use of this application at our clients and in our implementations. 

For more information regarding the EZ Factory tool and it's capabilities you can visit the website or contact DOE Consulting.