Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Start the Lean Journey with this program for better shop-floor Equipment efficiency, up-time, and Cost management.

 In-field TPM Training


Why Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)?

50 years ago Toyota recognized that the key to manufacturing success is when the machinery performs as expected from the design specifications.

 The base of a successful production system is Total Productive Maintenance also know as Toyota Productive Maintenance.

Many manufacturers soon realize in their pursuit of Lean that poor productivity is their main barrier to manufacturing excellence.

This training will give participants the foundation necessary to start the first steps of the TPM implementation and review best practices used by Toyota and other manufacturers.

Learn how to increase your equipment availability

Participants will split into teams to perform activities in the shop floor and present their observations

Understand the Toyota TPM System
Understand the Toyota TPM System

Identify and analyze the operational losses using TPM management tools and structure.

Real Shop floor applications
Real Shop floor applications

We will exercise different TPM concepts directly on the host plant processes

Toyota & other companies TPM Examples
Toyota & other companies TPM Examples

We will review examples of implementations from other companies

Total productive maintenance (TPM) aims to maximize the entire equipment life cycle in order to achieve the highest operational availability.


Language: Romanian

Training Length: 3 days

Aimed to:  General Managers, Managers & Leaders in Maintenance, Manufacturing, Engineering and Continuous improvement.

What we will practice:

  • How to manage the TPM Elements in the equipment lifecycle

  • Practical examples from Toyota and others managing the TPM

  • Step by step Guidelines for your own TPM implementation

  • Learn how TPM improves the teamwork of between departments

  • Learn why TPM gives a strong foundation for operational excellence
  • Overview on how to implement a Working Management System for TPM Management
  • Clear guidelines to Implement the first TPM deliverables on your facility


  • TPM Training is oriented to develop solid Maintenance Management practices.

  • All the content is related as a whole Management System, as part of the General Production System.

  • This Training is not oriented to learn or develop technical skills (e.g. repair a motor, program a Robot, etc).

Training Agenda:

MODULE 1. Toyota’s Equipment Maintenance Model
  • The 4 Pillars of TPM activity. Toyota Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Toyota’s Japanese Original version.
  • 12 Important Items for TPM Management. Toyota’s Japanese Original version
MODULE 2. Failure Occurrence Prevention
  • Toyota Total Productive Maintenance Visual Elements to Facilitate Operation and Maintenance
  • 5 Senses on the Shop Floor.
  • Autonomous Maintenance: Steps for Implementing Operator’s Maintenance
  • Visual Preventive Maintenance.
MODULE 3. Foundation Systems: HR Development for Maintenance and Production Personnel
  • Human Resources for TPM
  • Fundamental Concepts: 4 major items for Team Leader Role
MODULE 4. Hoshin Alignment: Management System applied to Maintenance
  • Toyota Floor Management Development System for Maintenance Management
MODULE 5. Implementing TPM pilot
  • Strategy to Implement TPM on the plant

Host Plant: Inteva Products

Inteva Products Salonta Plant produces latches, window regulators and mechanical cables for several world class automakers. Salonta site has being in the lean journey for several years, achieving tangible benefits in performance, developing the teamwork to solve any kind of issue and continuously learning.

Inteva Products

Committed to the highest standard for quality, Inteva meets all customer requirements and expectations. The company is focused on total commitment toward the continuous improvement of products and processes. Inteva employs over 15,000 team members in 18 countries. Inteva World Headquarters is in Troy, Michigan.

Inteva Products Salonta Plant produces latches, window regulators and mechanical cables for several world class automakers. Salonta site has being in the lean journey for several years, achieving tangible benefits in performance, developing the teamwork to solve any kind of issue and continuously learning.


Our product lines include Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors & Electronics and Roof Systems, and we have more than 90 customers, including virtually all of the world’s leading global and regional automakers.

Plant Location

Instructed by seasoned Lean Coaches


Edgar Cardenas

Lean Advisor & Coach – Europe Operations Director

Edgar has worked the last years in countries like Romania, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and  USA…, providing support to companies on their improvement journey based on developing teams to improve the quality of people & processes, in several industries including: Automotive, Electronics manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Plastics, Shared Service Centers, logistic services, among others.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography

He recently provide support to companies like Bosch, Hino Motors, Mercedes Benz, Kimball, Zebra technologies, Takata, Inteva Products, Dawn Foods, BOA, Mars, Rubbermaid, Faist Group, Emerson, Exide, Harsha Engineers, Steelcase..

  • Lean for Business Processes corporate trainer for several companies

  • Operational Excellence speaker at several international Lean Conferences & Summits.

  • He has developed in Lean Management over 1000 managers & leaders

  • Certified as Lean Practitioner & Six Sigma´s Black Belt by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia.

  • Edgar has received direct coaching and professional development from renowned leaders like:, Ritsuo Shingo (Former  Toyota President ), PhD. Jeffrey Liker (The Toyota Way), Gary Convis (Former VP at Toyota N.A. )

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