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GA 180 | How to Use Total Productive Maintenance with Jeff Gregory

By Jessica Bush Updated on September 12th, 2017

This week’s guest is Jeff Gregory, a consultant with a strong industry background. Jeff and Ron talked all about TPM, OEE, and much more. Even if you’re not in manufacturing, there’s a lot to learn in this episode. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Jeff (3:15)
  • Jeff’s background (3:50)
  • What TPM is (6:48)
  • The foundations of TPM (8:44)
  • An example of a TPM implementation (11:12)
  • Some of the mistakes Jeff has seen (16:04)
  • About PM (18:58)
  • Other PM tools (21:42)
  • How thermography works (23:58)
  • The performance indicators involved in TPM (25:03)
  • How OEE fits in (27:02)
  •  The best way to monitor OEE (32:21)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Jeff (37:29)
  • The best advice Jeff has ever received (39:28)
  • A project that turned out differently than expected (40:24)
  • What Jeff is most proud of as it relates to lean (42:53)
  • The book Jeff recommends (43:44)
  • The knowledge or skill area Jeff feels he needs to improve (46:23)
  • Jeff’s final words of wisdom (47:38)

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