Total Productivity Maintenance (TPM)
What is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and how will it help my workplace?
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a maintenance program which involves a newly defined concept for maintaining plants and equipment. The aim of TPM is to increase production while concurrently increasing employee morale and job satisfaction. TPM considers maintenance as a vital aspect of the business, ensuring it is no longer regarded as a non-profit activity. Downtime 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 keep emergency and unscheduled maintenance to a minimum.
There are 7 steps to implement Total Productive Maintenance, which provide a structured methodology to reduce your machine waste. As you implement TPM, you should see an improvement in your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE):
- Perform initial machine cleaning and inspection
- Repair machine defects and leaks
- Develop Operator and Maintenance PM schedules
- Productive Maintenance activity performed by the Operator
- Productive Maintenance activity performed by the Maintenance Personnel
- Build 5S system for all machines
- Monitor OEE and set improving goals & actions
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