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                        Total Productive Maintenance (TPM

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                        Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an approach that systematically handles day to day maintenance of equipment used to produce products and services, which will potentially stabilize production flow, and hinder eventual production standstill due to equipment breakdown. TPM places the responsibility for routine maintenance on employees operateting the machinery. TPM is a group effort, in which the entire organization works together to maintain and improve the equipment.


                        This continuous and stuctured approach will potentially reduce variability caused by internal failures and breakdowns, and thereby mantain a continuous flow of production.


                        Some potential key elements of TPM are listed below:


                        Improve equipment effectiveness by targeting the major losses

                        Involve operators in daily routine maintenance of their equipment

                        Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the daily maintenance

                        Training for operators on maintenance everyone involved

                        Design and use equipment that is easy to maintain


                        TPM is oftentimes discussed within the realm of Lean Manufacturing, where TPM can be incorporated as an element in the total lean manufacturing system.

                        Date Created: 2009-09-16
                        Posted by: Admin
                        Total Productive Maintenance (TPM

                        Related resources:

                        What is Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)?
                        What is 5S Production?
                        What is Lean Manufacturing?
                        Kanban Inventory System
                        What is Concurrent Engineering?
                        Introduction to TPM.
                        Nakajima, Seiichi; (1989); Cambridge, Mass.; Productivity Press.
                        Operations Management
                        Render, Barry. & Heizer, Jay; (2007); 8th edition; Pearson Prentice Hall

                        Online MBA, Online MBA Courses, Total Productive Maintenance, TPM, Lean Manufacturing


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