The TPM Game (also known as the TPM Training Simulation) is one of the top simulation games and brings your team together to learn by playing. It uses standard building blocks, which are sold separately, as the TPM building blocks kit.
This simulation is supported by the TPM Presentation. We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.
Briefly, TPM means:
- Solving the problems that hurt the capacity of our equipment.
- Maintaining the precision of equipment so it produces defect-free product.
- Helping to instill ownership for equipment performance.
- Developing skills as problems are solved
- Making equipment “easy to use right and difficult to use wrong”.
Just learning the concepts is not enough to feel a deep sense of understanding. By actively experimenting and applying what they’ve learned, in the safe environment of the classroom, yet being able to make mistakes and truly learn what works and what not, the team engages in a new way of Lean thinking that will be very beneficial at the moment when they will actually perform the workshop and put in practice, in the real workplace, what they’ve learned.
- The game consists of building a milling machine made of several Lego / Mega Bloks pieces, and then applying the specific techniques
- The teams will play 3 rounds.
- Each team has two members.
- During each round, every team will perform the required tasks
- The team members build the machine.
- Together, they will analyze what is that an operator can take over as TPM tasks.
- Then, they will develop the TPM instructions and the visual aids to point to the location of each item to be taken care of.
How will they manage to change their way of thinking and improve their operational effectiveness?
There’s one way to discover this: Get in the game!
The game is designed for groups of 2 people. If you have more players, just buy more Mega Bloks (micro blocks) or Lego pieces and use the same instructions. It can be seen as a competition between teams.
The purpose of the simulation is to prove the benefits of implementing specifically Autonomous Maintenance) in your organization.
By playing three rounds (going through the logical steps of setting up the program via this simulation) using Lego pieces, we will demonstrate how we can implement Autonomous Maintenance in your organization and increase machine availability.
- Introduction of the TPM game
- Play Round 1
- Initial Cleaning & Inspection
- Eliminate Sources of Problems & Access
- Play Round 2
- Cleaning and Lubrication Standards
- Play Round 3
- Autonomous Inspection
- Discussions and Conclusions
- TPM Game (slides)
- Trainer Manual (footnotes that explain each slide)
- Trainee Manual (presentation slides and space for notes)
- Machine Layout
- Check-sheet and Visual Aids
Please note: If you already have building blocks or intend to purchase the blocks yourself, please click here for a list of parts required.
The simulation game comes as a downloadable zip file, available upon payment. Includes uneditable PDF and PowerPoint (2007-10) versions of presentation and supporting PDF files.