1. The increasing trend of TPM implementation in manufacturing organizations:
The focus of manufacturing organizations has shifted to upkeep the physical assets to optimum efficiency. This is evident from the number of organizations adopting TPM as a strategy to achieve organizational excellence. In India, the number of companies adopting TPM has increased by 38 % in the past three years. This increase has created demand for managers who possess adequate skills and knowledge for TPM methods. Moreover, organizations are now looking for Certified TPM Managers over ordinary TPM trained employee. TPM method focuses on reducing breakdowns, increasing equipment reliability, and reducing the cost to meet the customer demand. It has been proven that numbers of organizations are now using TPM as a strategic weapon to survive in global competition. Most of the companies using TPM in India were able to reduce manufacturing cost by 35%, improve productivity by 60% and reduce defects by 80%. If you are a manufacturing organization, these are the top strategic agenda you need to work on.
Figure 1- The increasing trend of No. of companies Adopting TPM
2. The gap in demand and supply of Certified TPM Managers:
TPM Manager needs detailed know-how about all the 8 pillars as per JIPM Methodology. Many organizations are also applying for TPM Award. This increasing trend of TPM implementation has created a gap between demand and supply of TPM Managers. Certified TPM Managers have to drive and lead TPM implementation in an organization. They need to possess knowledge not only about TPM but also about Employee Engagement, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring.
Figure 2-Gap in TPM Implementation and Skill Available
3. Certified TPM Managers add more value to the manufacturing organization:
Figure 3- Business Environment and necessity of TPM
From the above figure, we can see that four main business objectives of manufacturing organization can be well met by TPM implementation. TPM managers can help organizations to achieve the golden triangle of QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) along with a culture of improvement. Even when the world is moving towards Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, the need for Certified TPM Manager cannot be overlooked.
Figure 4- Automization
4. Additional skills than just technical skills:
TPM Training and Certification helps managers to gain the technical knowledge as well as other leadership skills necessary to progress in the career. Following can be demonstrated the skill set of Certified TPM Managers. Thorough Knowledge about 8 pillars of TPM.
- Change Management and Leadership skills
- Daily Management skills
- Strategic Perspective of Business
- People Management skills
- Business Analytic skills
- Critical Problem Solving skills
These are some of the reasons why Certified TPM managers are more in demand in today’s competitive market.