TPM & Operational Excellence in Industry

CTPM’s TPM & Operational Excellence in Industry division assists and coaches companies to get the most from their people, equipment and processes through the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Lean principles.

There have been many management fads, acronyms and new ideas thrust at Industry over the years, however the only enduring practice that produces sustainable long term results is having a capable and engaged workforce that can identify and address problems at the earliest possible time. By investing in strategically driven on-going Improvement Activities you not only transform your business, but you also create a competitive advantage that cannot be easily replicated.


Generate rapid returns on your improvement investment without disrupting operations by starting with thoughtfully structured cross-functional teams, which involves 5% of team member’s time focusing on critical production areas or value streams using a prescriptive process so as to:

  • Use Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Lead Time Reduction as improvement drivers;
  • Reduce variation in processes to enhance Quality;
  • Engage Operators to understand and manage their Equipment and Workplace so as to enhance performance and reliability;
  • Create the Visual Workplace to identify problems at the earliest possible time;
  • Establish effective Daily Review Meetings that engage and develop the workforce;
  • Develop Frontline Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis capability at all levels; and
  • Develop Frontline Leaders through on-going Improvement Activities and focused training modules so Supervisors and Managers don't work down a level.

By using a TPM & Operational Excellence approach that focuses on the 'how' rather than just the tools and incorporates the development of all your people, it will ensure the learning is embedded, resulting in the sustainability of gains achieved.

Call to Action

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Contact Ross Kennedy via Phone: +61 418 206 108 or via Email:, and discuss your TPM & Operational Excellence needs. Ross can outline the possible pathways to best suit your unique situation, as well as recommend funding options available.

Success Story

Coopers Brewery were invited by AME Australia to represent Australia at the international AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference. Coopers Operations Manager, Nick Sterenberg, presented his sites journey in "Surviving and Thriving in the new normal through Excellence". With a strategic Continuous Improvement journey spanning 17 plus years, Nick discussed the impact it had on their sites performance and culture as they progressed through stages of Mechanization, Automation, and Digitisation. 

Download a copy of the 18 page paper (presentation transcript with slides) from Nick's pre-recorded session by clicking here.

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Learn More

Brochure - TPM & Operational Excellence in Industry
Success Stories - Reported achievements of Industry Clients
Client Articles - Goodman Fielder | B&D Doors | Coopers Brewery | Selleys | 3M | Baxter Healthcare | MM Kembla
Technical Article - The Reliability Theory behind TPM - Understanding the Nature of Failure

Published Books

Published by the internationally renowned Taylor & Francis Group.

1. Understanding, Measuring and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

In August 2017, Ross published his first book "Understanding, Measuring and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement". This book explains why the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measure was created and how it should be used. To order the book follow this link.

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Reader reviews:

"I truly like your practical approach. Many books talk in a generic or figurative way about how to deal with the problems, but yours. I find it powerful and useful, so thanks.”
- Operations & Continuous Improvement Expert -

“Thanks for your book about OEE, it is amazing and touching. As I said to my team, it came from the factory. The books fluidity and words reflect nothing except deep hands-on thought. Thank you very much”
- Operational Excellence Manager -


2. Understanding, Measuring and Improving Daily Management

In December 2018, Ross published his second book "Understanding, Measuring and Improving Daily Management: How to use effective Daily Management to drive significant Process Improvement". This book explains the critical parts of a Continuous Improvement Strategy to achieve TPM & Operational Excellence and where Reactive Improvement through effective Daily Management fits in. In addition, it shows the consequences to your TPM & Operational Excellence journey if Daily Management is not performed well. To order the book follow this link.

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To provide feedback or find out more about his books and maybe even his next topic, please feel free to contact Ross directly on his contact details above.