The TPM Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The TPM Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner, 1st Edition

By Chris A. Ortiz

Productivity Press

58 pages | 67 Color Illus.

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This book is a guideline for implementation and it is intended for the Lean practitioner looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being conducted. It describes how to effectively implement total productive maintenance.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Playbook


Start with 5S


Red Tagging

Why Sort?

Painted Work Areas and Aisle Ways

Machine Shop

Maintenance Inventory


Benefits of Kanban

Creating a Kanban Sizing Report

Cycle Counting, Part Identification, Vendors, and On-Hand Inventory

Identification of New Inventory Quantities

Calculating New On-Hand Costs

Creating a Kanban Sizing Report

Break Down Items into Categories

Maximum Quantity Examples

Maintenance Kanban Cards

Baseline Your Equipment


Seven Types of Abnormalities

One-Turn Method

TPM Procedures


Proactive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Creating Machine Operator Procedures

Sample Icons for Procedure

Solution-Based Engineering Procedure

Visual TPM Boards


Definition of Terms


About the Author

Chris A. Ortiz is the founder and president of Kaizen Assembly, a Lean manufacturing training and implementation firm in Bellingham, Washington. Chris has been featured on Inside Business ( with Fred Thompson on CNN Headline News. He is the author of five books on Lean manufacturing, (see list below). Chris has been featured in dozens of publications including Assembly Magazine, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Management, Metal Finishes, Plant Engineer, Auto Body News, and Collision Repair Magazine.

Chris Ortiz is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences such as the IIE Annual Conference and the NACE Automotive Exposition. He also has been interviewed on KGMI radio, and has written numerous articles on Lean manufacturing and business improvement for various regional and national publications. Chris also was recently on the national radio show the American Innovator. He is invited to speak at a few international business and manufacturing conference in Europe every year.

Kaizen Assembly’s clients include industry leaders in aerospace, composites, processing industries, automotive, rope manufacturing, restoration equipment, food processing, and fish processing.

Mr. Ortiz has been trained by the John Costanza Institute of Technology in "Demand Flow Technology" and by the Georgia Institute of Technology for ISO 9001 : 2000 Internal Quality Auditing. He is also a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is the creator of the LEAN Marketplace ( Chris Ortiz is considered to be an expert in the field in lean manufacturing implementation.

He is the author of:

About the Series

The LEAN Playbook Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management