Total Productive Maintenance Certification Program

Moving from a reactive maintenance organization to a proactive maintenance organization requires constant improvement in the way the maintenance process is managed. To reach this goal, you must build a maintenance organization unburdened by firefighting and focused on preventive, scheduled and corrective maintenance activities. For it is only when you have achieved a stable maintenance operation that you can reach our overall improvement goals.

For over thirty years Productivity has been helping companies improve their maintenance operations through the implementation of TPM. Working in concert with the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Productivity has combined years of TPM implementation experience with the resources of one of the top business schools in the country to create the Total Productive Maintenance Certification Program.

Over four non-consecutive weeks you will participate in a series of learning modules, then in between the weeks of training you will be required to apply the methods to operations at your own company.

Program Requirements

To be considered for this program, you must be affiliated with a manufacturing or service organization actively pursuing process improvement techniques. You should have a fundamental understanding of TPM and supporting Lean techniques.

Participants who successfully complete the four-week training and mentoring program, pass the certification exam and demonstrate successful implementation of the techniques in their own facility are then certified by Productivity, Inc. and the Fisher College of Business as TPM Managers.

Program Information

Who Should Attend:

Corporate and plant leaders charged with directing the maintenance organization and implementing a reliable method for improving the maintenance process.


Summer/Autumn Session 2016                                          
Week 1: Jul 11 - 15              
Week 2: Aug 29 - Sep 2                    
Week 3: Sep 26 - 30              
Week 4: Oct 24 - 27

*Participants must attend all four (4) weeks


Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall




Each participant must have a corporate sponsor to attest to the participant’s qualification and to the results achieved through the homework assignments.


Peter Ward- Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Outreach
Peg Pennington- Executive Director, Center for Operational Excellence
Ellis New- Productivity, Inc

Continuing Education Credits:

16 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
160 CPE (Ohio CPA)


Registration provided by our partner, Productivity, Inc.

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Program Participants Will Learn

  • Establish and customize an internal TPM Implementation strategy
  • Properly use machine performance data to identify and execute a Tactical Action Plan for success
  • Justify and implement a complete maintenance planning and scheduling process
  • Conduct and lead Autonomous Maintenance Kaizen events
  • Establish a base line data collection and understand the use of the metric of OEE
  • Understand the need for and conduct breakdown analysis reviews
  • Organize and control spare parts
  • Use the principles of Early Equipment Management


Beth Miller
Program Director
Phone: 614.292.8575
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144



  • TPMC

In Their Words

  • "Having completed the TPMC program I feel that I gained the confidence and knowledge necessary to tackle the variety of issues relating to maintenance at my plant. I have a clear vision of where we need to be in a couple of years the tools necessary to get us there."

    Paul Ashcraft
    Maintenance Manager
    ATI-Wah Chang

    "I think it is a training that all the industrial managers should get. Each module gave me more knowledge."

    Denis Joubert
    Maintenance Supervisor
    LEK Inc.

    "It did a great job at outlining the culture & steps to implement TPM."

    Eldon Gerken
    Manufacturing Process Leader
    Sauder Woodworking Company