Thilina Yapa

Head of TPM - Heineken Lanka

Thilina Yapa is a highly skilled and accomplished TPM training facilitator with over 15 years of hands-on experience in TPM implementation. Specializing in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Thilina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to organizations seeking to optimize their operational efficiency and drive continuous improvement.

With a strong focus on TPM implementation methodologies, Thilina has successfully customized TPM strategies to various organizations and cultures. As the Head of TPM at Heineken Lanka, he has led successful TPM initiatives at renowned companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestle, delivering impressive results and driving operational excellence.

In recognition of his expertise, Thilina Yapa holds the prestigious certification of JIPM Certified TPM Instructor, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards and the latest TPM best practices. This accreditation guarantees that he is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver exceptional TPM training and facilitation.

Thilina Yapa holds a Masters’s degree in Manufacturing Management from the University of Colombo, providing a solid foundation in the principles and strategies of effective manufacturing management. Additionally, he has obtained a certification in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) from ITUM-UOM and a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from EC-UK, further enhancing his technical expertise.

With a focus on continuous improvement, Thilina has extensive experience in TPM problem-solving methods, including WWBLA (What Went Before, What Went Well, What Went Wrong, What Will I Do Next Time), 4M (Man, Machine, Method, Material), 5W1H (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How), PM Analysis, SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), ECRS (Equipment Criticality Rating System), Kaizen, RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis), Makigami Analysis, OPL (One-Point Lessons), Visual Management, Shortstop Study, Poka Yoke, and Workplace Transformation.

Throughout his career, Thilina Yapa has implemented TPM in multinational companies across various countries, including Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and South Africa. This extensive international experience has provided him with a deep understanding of diverse organizational cultures and the ability to tailor TPM strategies to meet specific business needs.

As a TPM training facilitator, Thilina Yapa is committed to delivering impactful and transformative training programs that drive operational excellence, enhance productivity, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. With his comprehensive knowledge, practical experience, and passion for TPM, Thilina Yapa is the ideal choice for organizations seeking to embark on a successful TPM journey.

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