Ross Kennedy - President & Founder

Ross Kennedy


Ross Kennedy

President & Founder | Operational Excellence Strategic Adviser | Coach | Speaker | Author
B.Sc. (Eng), B.Com. (Mgmt), Cert IV Training & Assessment
Phone: +61 2 4226 6184

Ross, who is Wollongong based, founded CTPM in 1996 after more than 20 years of manufacturing and operational experience covering maintenance, production, operations and executive roles along with 5 years of international consulting experience. Ross has been actively involved with Lean since 1985 and the application of TPM since 1990. In 1998 he developed and launched CTPM’s Australasian TPM Methodology. In 2007 he developed and launched CTPM's Australasian TPM & Lean Methodology. He is recognised as Australasia’s leading authority on TPM and Lean. He is currently assisting sites throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand and China to strive for and achieve Operational Excellence.


Published Books

Understanding, Measuring and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

In August 2017, Ross published his first book "Understanding, Measuring and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement". To order the book follow this link.

OEE Book Cover

Reader reviews:

"I truly like your practical approach. Many books talk in a generic or figurative way about how to deal with the problems, but yours. I find it powerful and useful, so thanks.”
- Operations & Continuous Improvement Expert -

“Thanks for your book about OEE, it is amazing and touching. As I said to my team, it came from the factory. The books fluidity and words reflect nothing except deep hands-on thought. Thank you very much”
- Operational Excellence Manager -


Understanding, Measuring and Improving Daily Management

In December 2018, Ross published his second book "Understanding, Measuring and Improving Daily Management: How to use effective Daily Management to drive significant Process Improvement". To order the book follow this link.

Daily Management Book Cover

To provide feedback or find out more about his books and maybe even his next topic, please feel free to contact Ross directly on his contact details above.