What is TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MAINTENANCE?
The concept aims to maximize the productivity of facilities by transferring the responsibility for regular maintenance to employees.
A productivity-oriented mixture of preventive and status-oriented maintenance measures, supplemented by a process of continuous improvement of facilities.
Consists of 8 pillars . each containing approaches to eliminate losses and waste.
Why TPM is important.
It emphasises proactive and preventive maintenance to maximize the lifespan and productivity of equipment and it does this by empowering all employees to take responsibility for such equipment.
Purpose of TPM
Increase overall equipment effectiveness OEE
Improved existing plant maintenance system
Increase skills and productivity
Increase in manpower and technical know. how
Early equipment management
Benefits of TPM.
The benefits of TPM can be sub-divided into a) Direct and b) Indirect benefit.
The direct benefit of TPM:
Reduction of defects interruptions and waste
Increase of productivity and running times
Lower cost for maintenance and production
Improved control of maintenance cost
Less time for set-up and adjustment of facilities
The indirect benefit of TPM:
Increase in employee motivation and satisfaction
Varied and challenging work
Sustainment of a clean, structured, attractive workplace
Reaching goals in teamwork.
Exchange of knowledge and experience.
Why TPM fails in the organization:
Lack of management support and commitment to TPM principles
Poor documentation, policies and procedures in place
Lack of employee dedication to the principles of TPM
Lack of planning and poor follow-up
Remedies / solutions to achieve success :
Engaging and empower the employees
The commitment TPM mindset and principles by the Top management level
Evolving the initiatives
Proper documentation, policies and procedures in place
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