PM Element 8. Abilities Matrix

During the progress of TPM, it will be necessary to improve the tradesmen skills. To do that the first step is to identify which skills are required for the tradesmen. With this information, it is possible to develop the abilities matrix and the training plan.

Some questions about their skills to help the development of  the abilities matrix are:

Which skills do tradesmen need to?

  • Perform Basic Activities
  • Support AM Pillar
  • Support each step in AM progress
  • Develop Planned Maintenance Activities
  • Develop Focused Improvement Activities
  • Support SHE Activities
  • Support other TPM Pillars
  • Maintain new equipment

Performance Matrix

After training, the tradesmen will start to developed new activities, results are expected from these activities.

A Performance Matrix can help to control the quality of the job and the time to execute them.

To develop the Performance Matrix track only the most important activities that the tradesmen are performing.

Use an OPL to make it clear to the tradesmen each activity that will be controlled.

Activity Board

An Activity Board Will be very useful for:

  • understanding the relationship between the activities
  • visualizing activities progress
  • recording pillar history

Also, the tradesmen can use this to learn more about the pillar, and the tools that have been applied.

There are some pictures on the next pages showing an activity board used in a workshop.

Zero Breakdown Activities

Lessons Learned

  1. Cultural Change
  2. Continuous Opportunity for Improvement (Kaizen)
  3. Work with TPM, not to TPM
  4. Remove Obstacles (people resistance)
  5. KISS the TPM Program (Simple Tools)
  6. Recognition and Celebration
  7. Work routine was changed:
    • Reactive (fireman) to Proactive (physician)
  8. Build a Maintenance Technology System
    • Training: University, Operators
    • Self Learning
  9. Share the expertise with other categories
  10. Acquired knowledge allows:
    • Fast problems solving
    • Machines Modification
    • Machines Development

Implementation Matrix

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