This could be the most important manual you ever buy! Here’s why:
While there are many good texts that describe Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) theory and strategy, little has been provided to stimulate the thinking and passion of the “people who do the work”. That is, until now. The purpose of this manual is to provide many examples of quick and often easy solutions that will nurture employee expertise and creativity, and encourage practice and sharing within your organization. “Seeing the Invisible” provides readers with an innovative and invaluable approach to equipment maintenance that builds productive capability, customer value, employee safety, engagement, and development.
TPM presents an incredible but often undiscovered opportunity to make your work easier while increasing value to your customers.
This manual is designed for…Continuous Improvement/Lean Transformation Professionals, Maintenance Technicians, Equipment Operators, Facility Managers…and can be applied regardless of your business, whether it’s a manufacturing facility, school/university system, health care facility, industrial plant, warehouse, laboratory or other work environment.
The goal of “Seeing the Invisible” is to inspire you and your team to begin to create and circulate your own Single Point Lessons – to capture and categorize the good ideas and best practices, using words and picture, and disseminate them at lightning speed, eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel. You can use the ideas and best practices in this book to teach the concepts and your employees can adapt the concepts to your facility, your processes, and your equipment. Regardless of the size or age of your facility, regardless of the number of employees or types of equipment, it is our sincerest hope that these examples, these Single Point Lessons, will help foster the concept of shared responsibility for equipment reliability, changing ideas at your facility, leading to improved safety, quality, lead times and profit.
With a foreward by Bruce Hamilton ('the toast dude') on the importance of TPM, and why, if you don't have an TPM program in your organization, you need to start one asap.
Manual includes a CD with a pdf version of the entire book so you can easily print out Single Point Lessons for your workplace or create your own using John's template!
Advance Praise for "Seeing the Invisible - Single Point Lessons" -
"John’s structured maintenance system had a huge impact on the efficiency of our production lines. He does an excellent job explaining the basics, and has created a user-friendly set of tools that really had a profound impact on our equipment performance. By following his lead, our maintenance, engineering, and production teams were all aligned on a single goal. In fact, we were so successful in improving OEE, that we eliminated the need for redundant equipment. We used the extra floor space originally consumed by inefficient equipment to expand our manufacturing capabilities into new areas." Andy Johnson, Director of Operations, DENTSPLY Caulk
"A wise man once said that some of the best ideas are the simplest and John's "Seeing the Invisible" proves that. Single Point Lessons are a fantastic way to engage both machine operators and the dedicated maintenance staff in the plant so that together they both feel responsible for the equipment. The payoff is improved uptime, reduced breakdown cost, better quality product and a plant staff who feel better about what they do. Single Point Lessons worked in my plants and they can work in yours too." Bob Terhune, retired VP Operations, Masco Cabinetry