in the TPM Experience
Thank you for considering The TPM Experience in your 2012 plans! We all know that attending a conference is a valuable experience, but it is also an investment in time and money. Translating the learning into a return on investment for your company management could be key to receiving approval to attend. We hope the letter below will help you facilitate a discussion with the decision makers in your organization on the value of attendance. If you need additional support, please give us a call or feel free to have your boss call directly.
I would like to attend the TPM Experience Conference June 18-21 in Baltimore. I have reviewed the agenda and believe that attending would result in a great return on our company’s investment.
The event agenda has been designed into three core learning paths. The core learning is sequenced to enable me to understand when and how to employ the various techniques of Total Productive Maintenance. This will be a big benefit with implementation when I get back to the plant. I can also choose from a variety of elective sessions, case studies, workshops and gemba activities to supplement my learning.
Over the course of the event, I’ll have access to:
- A Core Learning Path that addresses my “job to be done” and teaches me the implementation steps I need to help move our organization closer to our goals.
- Six Elective Sessions:
- Going Green: TPM & EHS
- Guerrilla TPM: Experimenting at the Margins
- Integrating Six Sigma and DMAIC System with TPM
- Project Management
- Leadership Standard Work
- Getting Beyond Event-Based Improvement: The Art of Discovery
- Three Workshops:
- 3P-Production Preparation Process
- Predictive Technologies
- Developing Loss Analysis
- Eight Case Studies where I will hear how other organizations are implementing TPM and have the opportunity to ask questions of those going through the process.
- Interactive Gemba Activities hosted by local manufacturing facilities that will allow me to apply the core learning in a live environment so I better understand how to translate the techniques I am learning into daily work.
- 25+ hours networking with other attendees and learning from the experience of other TPM implementers
- Action Plan Design module that will help me translate the week’s learning into an action plan to get started when I return.
I’d like to request your approval for the conference registration fee and travel expenditures.
Here are my estimated conference costs:
|Hotel @ $169 per night:||$ [xxx]|
|Meals: (breakfast & lunch included in conference registration fee)||$ [xxx]|
|Conference Registration Fee:||$ 2,680.00|
We already know we need to do something to improve the reliability of our equipment/processes. I am convinced that this event will be the perfect opportunity to provide me with not only an understanding of the techniques, but an understanding of where, how and when to apply them in our environment.
I’ll also be able to build new business relationships and share best practices with other attendees working on the same priorities. In addition, other staff members in our organization will also benefit as I will meet with the team when I return to relay recommendations and action items, and circulate a detailed Trip Report.
Please accept this proposal for me to attend the TPM Experience 2012—I’m confident that we will receive a significant return on our investment.
Thank you for your consideration.
P.S. By the way! Productivity is offering group discounts, so the $2680.00 registration fee will be less if you’d like to send some others to attend along with me.