The TPM Masterclass

March 21, 2023 | 8:00 am to March 22, 2023 | 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Event Fee: $900 (use code AME50 when registering)


Synergy Flavors, Inc,
1500 Synergy Drive
Wuaconda, IL

Join us for this 2 day Masterclass (two 8 hour sessions) hosted by Synergy Flavors (Wauconda Illinois) which focuses on the Total Productive Manufacturing model developed by S A Partners. This workshop will explore both what and how to deploy an effective, systematic approach to TPM. We will not only look at the use of the appropriate lean thinking tools and systems, we will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change.

This masterclass will include:

  • An introduction to TPM, theory and practice
  • A day in the life of an operator
  • Undertaking a TPM audit
  • Condition appraisals
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Asset management
  • Problem solving
  • Gemba walks to test theory
  • Training and development for TPM
  • Leadership and behaviors

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own high-level TPM action plan with the support of the course leader. This course will also include a gemba at the impressive Synergy Flavors site. Synergy has kindly offered to support the workshop by providing ‘virtual access’ to equipment so that you can test your understanding of the theory.



Synergy Flavors, Inc. is a global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts, and essences to create impactful taste solutions that drive brand innovation and delight consumers. Owned by Carbery Group, they combine their dairy heritage with over 130 years of flavor development and proprietary extraction technology to create a wide array of tastes. With continuous investment in R&D, they can deliver the latest market insights and flavor breakthroughs, tailored to your needs. 



Tuesday, March 21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Training

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Training


  • Gain an understanding of how to use the 11 step TPM model.
  • Be able to measure and understand key metrics in relation to TPM.
  • Undertake a critical assessment, condition appraisal and develop a refurbishment plan.
  • Discover how to manage the problem prevention cycle.
  • Understand how to make a sustainable, systematic and effective change through skills development, leadership and deploying the right behaviors. 

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Cancelation Policy: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.