TPC Consulting Services presents Training’s Role in Operational Excellence at the annual MOTAG South meeting in February.

Buffalo Grove, IL – February 17th 2015 – TPC Consulting Services welcomed regional pulp and paper mill operations personnel at the 2015 MOTAG South meeting. Discussion focused on Training’s Role In Operational Excellence. Presenter Bobby Wood, EVP TPC Consulting Services, stressed consistent employee training which ensures standardized maintenance operations throughout a changing workforce.

Wood focused on essential qualities of a successful training plan while outlining the changing industrial workforce climate. He explained that Baby Boomers are beginning to retire rapidly while facilities still must continue to operate equipment with an average age exceeding ten years. Industrial maintenance managers must find ways to proactively address any operational hurdles that hinder efficient and successful output.

“Employees are more than likely the only unique asset in your organization and advantage that you have over your competitors.” said Bobby Wood, EVP TPC Consulting Services. “Maintenance training drives employee excellence and is proven to drastically help organizations circumvent workforce inefficiencies to achieve total operational excellence.”

TPC Consulting Services’ presentation proposed the following qualities of a successful industrial maintenance training plan:

Industrial Maintenance Training in Operational Excellence
– It is based on analysis not perception.
– It is responsive and pre-emptive, not reactionary.
– It is based on proven methodologies.
– It is based entirely on the job specific tasks.
– Success is based on long-term performance.
– It utilizes multiple learning methods.
– It includes both knowledge and skill assessment.
– It is a process, not an event.
– It establishes criteria for all training activities.
– It is based on defined standards.
– It promotes/reinforces safety as an absolute.

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About TPC Consulting Services: TPC Consulting Services is a division of Telemedia, LLC a privately held company, with headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL. A leader in industrial skills and safety training, TPC offers a variety of products and services to support clients’ technical and safety skills development needs. TPC’s self-study manuals, E-learning programs, and instructor-led training classes have been used at more than 40,000 client sites globally to train over 3.5 million skilled workers.


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