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Striving for Perfection

Striving for Perfection: OEE, TPM, SMED & Mistake Proofing (5 Days)

Workshop Content

This five-day workshop offers instruction and practice in application of the tools and methodologies used in striving for perfection. This workshop offers instruction and guided practice for measuring and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Participants will learn how to improve OEE by leading project teams to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to reduce downtime due to breakdowns and minor stoppages. Participants will also learn how to reduce the time lost due to setups and changeovers through application of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die). This workshop provides instruction and guided practice in the application of Mistake Proofing devices to equipment downtime. Participants will determine the cost savings and increased productive capacity resulting from improved OEE through the application of TPM, SMED and Mistake Proofing.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for Champions and Black Belts responsible for improving quality and productivity in manufacturing operations. This training is applied training. Participants will apply the lessons learned to real world plant equipment. This training is team-based. Each team should include the Process Champion and up to four Lean / Six Sigma Black Belts. There is a limit of 3 teams per session.


Participants are expected to have completed the Lean Six Sigma Champions Training prior to enrolling in this program; or, to have developed current and future state maps for the process selected for improvement.

Workshop Materials

Each participant will receive a manual with all course materials.

Workshop Goals

This workshop will develop your ability to measure and improve OEE. This workshop will develop your ability to lead project teams to achieve quick changeovers through application of SMED methodology. This workshop will develop your knowledge and skills for planning and implementing a system of Total Productive Maintenance. This workshop will also develop your ability to plan and deploy Mistake Proofing to achieve Zero Defects Production.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to OEE
  • Calculating OEE
  • The Six Big Losses that Effect OEE
  • Introduction to TPM
  • Developing and deploying TPM
  • Introduction to SMED for Quick Changeovers
  • Developing and Deploying Quick Changeover Methods
  • Introduction to Zero Defects Production
  • Overview of Poka-yoke devices and application exercises
  • Practice in developing and deploying Mistake Proofing (Poka-yoke) systems.
  • Management Reports

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