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The PM Prize, awarded by the JIPM, is the Nobel Prize in the application of the principles and tools of the TPM.

Introduction

Founded in 1964, this award was set up to encourage industry development in Japan. Developed by the JIPM, custodian of the term TPM, this award promotes the TPM worldwide and rewards companies demonstrating the conformité́ of their deployment. Among the winners, we find internationally recognised companies for the quality and performance of their products : Tetra Pak, Unilever, ArcelorMittal, Pepsico, GSK…

There are several levels in the Plant Maintenance Awards, depending on the degree of excellence of the candidate:

The evaluation criteria

Category B TPM Excellence Award

  1. Justify 2 years of successful activity following the introduction of the TPM
  2. have set up the 5 of the 8 pillars of the TPM all over the site that are : Pillar 1 (case-by-case improvement – Kobetsu Kaizen), Pillar 2 (autonomous management and maintenance of equipment – Jishu Hozen), Pillar 3 (Planned Maintenance – Keikaku Hozen), Pillar 4 (Improvement of knowledge and know-how), and Pillar 8 (Safety, working conditions and environment).
  3. Have reached step 4 of the autonomous maintenance (conduct the general inspections).
  4. Be able to justify concrete results on each of the five pillars.

Category A TPM Excellence Award

  1. Justify 3 years of successful activity following the introduction of the TPM
  2. have set up the 8 pillars of the TPM by involving all employees
  3. Have reached step 4 of the autonomous maintenance (conduct the general inspections).
  4. Be able to justify concrete results on each of the 8 pillars.

TPM Excellence Continuing Commitment Award

  1. Be the holder of the class A or B TPM Award of Excellence
  2. Justify 2 years of successful activity following the award of the award of Excellence A or B
  3. have set up the 8 pillars of the TPM by involving all employees
  4. Have perpetuated and improved the results obtained at the award of the first prize.

Special Price TPM Performance

  1. To be the holder of the TPM Excellence Award for Continuous engagement
  2. Justify 2 years of successful activity following the award of the ongoing Commitment TPM Award of Excellence
  3. have set up the 8 pillars of the TPM by involving all employees
  4. Have perpetuated and improved the results obtained at the award of the first prize.

Special price TPM performance Top level

  1. To be the holder of the special price TPM performance
  2. Justify 2 years of successful activity following the award of the Special TPM Performance award and demonstrating significant improvements
  3. Know how to demonstrate strong commitment in the TPM

World Class Performance TPM Award

  1. Be the holder of the special price TPM performance or higher level performance
  2. Have implemented outstanding and creative TPM activities
  3. Be able to demonstrate results on a global scale

The score table

Depending on the certification referred to, acceptance of the certification will depend on the number of points obtained. We find :

List S

List A

List B

List C

World Class Performance TPM Award

80

Special price TPM performance Top level

80

Special Price TPM Performance

70

Category A TPM Excellence Award

70

Category B TPM Excellence Award

70

TPM Excellence Continuing Commitment Award

80

The evaluation process

  1. Before January 31st, the registration form must be sent.
  2. Prior to March 1, a first assessment is made on the basis of : A TPM activity report, a first assessment guide and a company brochure.
  3. Prior to September 1, a second assessment  is made on the basis of : A TPM activity report, a second evaluation guide and an improvement report.

Evaluations are made on the basis of the presentation of what was done and a Gemba visit by an evaluation committee. The two evaluations usually last one day. The cost is approximately € 15-20 000, excluding travel and accommodation costs.

Source

http://www.jipm.or.jp/en/activities/pm/awards/out.html

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