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Introduction to TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
TPM is a maintenance philosophy aimed at eliminating production losses due to equipment status, or in other words, keeping equipment in a position to produce at maximum capacity, the expected quality products, with no unscheduled stops. This includes:
- Zero breakdowns
- Zero downtimes
- Zero failures attributed to poor condition of equipment
- No loss of efficiency or production capacity due to this equipment
It is understood perfectly the name: total productive maintenance, or maintenance that provides maximum or total productivity.
What is TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
It can be considered as the medical science of machines. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a maintenance program which involves a newly defined concept for maintaining plants and equipment. The goal of the TPM program is to markedly increase production while, at the same time, increasing employee morale and job satisfaction.
TPM brings maintenance into focus as a necessary and vitally important part of the business. It is no longer regarded as a non-profit activity. Down time for maintenance is scheduled as a part of the manufacturing day and, in some cases, as an integral part of the manufacturing process. The goal is to hold emergency and unscheduled maintenance to a minimum.
Why TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
- Avoid wastage in a quickly changing economic environment;
- Producing goods without reducing product quality;
- Reduce cost;
- Produce a low batch quantity at the earliest possible time;
- Goods send to the customers must be non-defective.
What benefits it (Total Productive Maintenance) brings to Business:
- Productivity improvement;
- Machine utilization;
- Defects reduction;
- Reducing unexpected breakdowns;
- Reduce accidents;
- Reduce consumable and spares cost.
Applied to all types of industries including Engineering, Service, Information Technology, Construction, Real Estates, Apparel, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Pharma and Process Industries.
- Preparing cation plan for TPM implementation;
- Identify an area for a pilot TPM program;
- Focus on restoring targeted equipment to prime working condition;
- Begin to measure Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE);
- Address Major Loss Causes;
- Implement proactive maintenance;
- Implement specific TPM concepts as needed.