Autonomous Maintenance









Autonomous Maintenance Development Program

About the course

In this course we are interested in teaching you how to introduce each AM practice and the variants that may exist, according to the technical characteristics of your company's processes. In TPM there are no rules or "recipes" to follow. The work of innovation in TPM, consists of taking a reference guide, adapt and improve them. This work is essential for your company to have a model of functional autonomy and adapted to the technical, human and business management conditions.

Personal purposes

  • Learn how to structure and lead small teams to achieve extraordinary results
  • Identify useful methodologies to improve operational discipline through confidence building
  • Establish a route for the construction of a management system based on responsible autonomy
  • Purposes from the technical point of view

  • Study of steps one, two and three of AM, contents and deliverables
  • Analyze the practices used to prepare the AM launch in a pilot area
  • Recognize the strategy employed in AM to improve equipment reliability and productivity.
  • Purposes from the management point of view

  • Understand how AM can be assumed as a new operational management system in a factory
  • Discover the power of how workshop conversations can ensure and sustain the achievement of extraordinary results.
  • Learning to use visual management boards and Gemba Walks effectively
  • Program designed for:

    Program designed for Production Managers, TPM Coordinators, TPM trainers, Supervisors, factory training departments and professionals in charge of technical and human resources training of operators.

    Length of the programme:

    The training programme is estimated to last 16 hours. It can be completed within two months.

    The program is designed as follows:

    Six units of study online on AM principles, methodology and tools.

    Two internships on skills for leading small teams. Each participant must perform and report following the work guidelines provided.

    Each student will be required to perform an audit on the current state of development of MA. A senior TPM coach will return a written report on the evaluation with recommendations and work guidelines.

    This course covers the following topics:


    Unit 1. Introduction
    How to organize the team that leads AM in a plant. How to improve OEE with AM. Structure of the AM steps. Human and technical competencies needed to develop AM. Establishing the visual management system to control the progress of AM. How to prepare and follow the master plan for the development of the steps in pilot areas of a plant.

    Unit 2. Preparation and introduction.
    Contents and strategies for operator training. Visual management system and training matrices. Definition of roles and competencies for supervisors and operators necessary for the start of the AM process. Safety measures necessary for the start of AM.

    Unit 3. Step one development
    Official launch of AM. How to design labelling, stabilisation and AM routines. AM label management and equipment improvement studies. One Point Lesson Management. Methods to eliminate anomalies and use of management measures. How to design visual controls. Meetings and improvements in small teams. Progress audits. Recognition and motivation campaigns.

    Unit 4. Step two development
    Study of the 10 moments of step two and deliverables. Techniques for the elimination of contamination sources and areas of difficult access. Visual control of equipment. Meetings of small work teams. Use of TPM techniques for problem solving. Progress audits.

    Unit 5. Step three development
    Structure of step three in moments. Development of a lubrication management system. Preparing lubrication maps. Improvement of contamination sources and areas of difficult access for lubrication. Define integrated standards for cleaning, lubrication and adjustment. Visual lubrication management.

    Unit 6. General recommendations
    Points to be considered in developing an effective plan for implementing AM. Review of the general implementation process. Advances in the consolidation of the culture of autonomous work.

    The registration fee is € 520 per student

    The previous value includes: access to the e-learning units, competence practices, self-audit and feedback report, support documents in PDF, forms in Excel and certificate (PDF).


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