Case Study – Food Manufacturer – Lean Manufacturing / TPM


Implementing the proper Lean / TPM tools based on the client’s business and operational needs.

Client Description

Regional manufacturer of various confectionary products.


After completing a detailed assessment of several client manufacturing operations, TPG recommended the implementation of Lean TPM tools, specifically several operational “pillar” best practices to address gaps in internal operating efficiency and throughput.


Implement the proper TPM tools to achieve a 10-15% improvement in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) while building operating personnel skills and capabilities.

TPG Approach

TPG reviewed the assessment outcomes with key decision makers and determined a pilot site to implement several TPM practices designed to improve operating efficiency . Intensive efforts in this area began in summer of 2010.


By the fall of 2011 the client realized operational efficiency improvements of 20-40% across several production lines yielding over $600k in spending and waste reductions on a yearly basis. Also, training and skill development programs were redesigned for all new entry level employees based on the techniques introduced through TPM.

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