What is the definition of maintenance engineering

The goal of zero defects with the TPM method, Total Productive Maintenance


The TPM Total Productive Maintenance approach improves the production capacity of technical resources by building a system that avoids losses and waste based on the principle of "zero accidents, zero errors and zero defects". This technique is based on on-site work (Gemba) and concreteness (Genbutsu) with regard to the entire life cycle of the production system.

TPM encompasses the participation of all departments, not only those areas that are related to production, but also the design of the company, development, marketing and administrative services, and this at all hierarchical levels, from managers to operators.

This enables "zero loss" to be achieved by initiating improvement steps in small groups. Everyone has to find an advantage in the TPM approach, and that is not always the financial aspect, even if it is paramount. This argument sometimes hides deeper needs. One of the undeniable benefits to operators is that it "feels good to remove the pebble from the shoe".

This pebble can be both the routine we perceive and the attitude of the hierarchy, the feeling of not being heard, but also the difficulties we encounter in normal conditions (difficulties due to equipment, raw materials, organization ergonomics) . This stone can also be the need to feel useful, to be able to solve problems.


Average duration: 2h30

Following the principle of a car racing track lined with surprises in the form of a dice board game, one tries to eliminate all causes of malfunctions in the means of production (external and internal).

Don't wait any longer: playfully train your employees in TPM

The Starter Kit TPM-PDCA-SUGGESTION: Immediate and easy creation of a PDCA card, suggestions and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) as part of a pilot project after the game.

Results: a common, shared and effective success.