Total Productivity Maintenance (TPM)

Published on 21 January 2020

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):

  1. Perform initial machine cleaning and inspection
  2. Repair machine defects and leaks
  3. Develop Operator and Maintenance PM schedules
  4. Productive Maintenance activity performed by the Operator
  5. Productive Maintenance activity performed by the Maintenance Personnel
  6. Build 5S system for all machines
  7. Monitor OEE and set improving goals & actions

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