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Articles on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

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hadn't really intended to introduce Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)... fact I didn't even know that's what it was at that time, it simply happened as a by-product of another project
5S: Workplace Organization and Standardization 5S is a process of workplace organization and housekeeping that is carried out gradually and systematically. A well organized workplace motivates people, both on the shopfloor as well as others. It improves safety, work efficiency, improves productivity and encourages ownership. Read more about 5S in this article - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
A quick Introduction to TPM The various pillars in TPM. What are their specific goals and activities? How do they link together? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
An introduction to TPM Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a 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. This article, contributed by Venkat J, offers an introduction to the concepts of TPM - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Examining the processes of RCM and TPM What do they acahive, and are the two processes compatible? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Executive Overview of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) PDF file of a Powerpoint presentation on this topic - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
From Trouble-maker to Trainer Sometimes "problem" employees can be your biggest asset
How to Make TPM Everyone's Priority
I hadn't really intended to introduce Total Productive Maintenance Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Aster Training, writes about his early days working as a Production Manager in the north east of England for an electronics company in the 1980's. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Implementing and deploying 5S Read about major steps and hints to successfully implement and deploy 5S in your organization
Integrating TPM with Lean, Existing Systems, and Organizations This presentation focuses on the confusion about and barriers to Total Productive Maintenance principles, in contrast to existing legacy systems and organization structures, and the transformation to Lean Manufacturing. Robert Williamson describes many different proven success factors and common failure modes of TPM. Confusion about "lean" coupled with a "program-of-the-month" apathy and misconceptions about maintenance and TPM all put up barriers to improving overall equipment effectiveness, the original intent of TPM. Whether you call it TPM, Lean Maintenance, or Lean Equipment Management, new methods must be used to eliminate equipment-related losses (wastes) to reduce cost and improve throughput.
Is Your Implementation Process Going Slower Than Expected? Some of the barriers that slow the implementation processes down
Kaizen = Continuous Improvement
Lean Thinking: All About The Assets Manufacturing maintenance departments need to put in place programs that improve the reliability of critical assets. They must master the core competencies related to each asset and establish frameworks for making decisions in relation to achieving lean manufacturing objectives
Maximized Manufacturing Reaps Rewards at Whirlpool-Findlay
Operation’s Inspections Drive Reliability Smurfit Stone’s Fernandina Beach facility continues on a long path to reaching world class reliability. In 1999, the mill embarked on a courageous effort to revitalize its reliability program. The mill had a vision of being “world class” and set out on a course to achieve this goal.
Operator Driven Reliability- Who owns your mill’s quipment? At International Paper, we recognized reliability as a huge potential for cost savings. As a corporation we decided to focus on restoring a hands-on approach to reliability through a project called Advantage. In this project we focused on operations driven reliability, planning and scheduling, root cause failure analysis, and precision maintenance equipment installations.
Principles of 5S Efficient work and quality require clean environment, safety and discipline. 5S are simple, effective rules for tidiness
Some important accomplishments to expect from TPM
Spectacular Savings at Barriere
The 5S Philosophy The 5 S's are explained here as a very simplified but thorough and feasible process
The Cost and Cost Benefits of TPM Implementation
The Cost of NOT Implementing TPM
The Power of SMED There is an ongoing debate on the Superfactory web forum concerning SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) as developed by Shigeo Shingo, and in particular about Shingo’s influence on Toyota. So what was Shingo’s contribution, and why is the SMED Process important? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
The Right Ingredients for a Successful TPM or Lean Implementation Most or all implementers want our projects to be a success. So, what are the factors that really help this to happen? and we will also ask the opposite question: What are the factors that keep TPM (and other lean projects), from succeeding?
The TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) Guide An overview of TPM in a Powerpoint Presentation (available by purchase only)
The Use and Abuse of OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is fast becoming a widely used measure for manufacturing industry, but it is also one of the more misunderstood and misused measures and causing much confusion. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Three Perspectives on Lean There are at least three different perspectives on Lean. The first was Shigeo Shingo’s industrial engineering perspective. The second perspective is Professor Fujimoto’s Evolutionary Learning perspective. A third perspective is that of H Thomas Johnson, who studied Toyota USA for his book ‘Profit Beyond Measure’. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
To Blitz or not to Blitz Kaizen Blitz seems on the face of it an oxymoron - if Kaizen is ‘continuous, unending improvement’, how can you ‘blitz’ it? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Total Productive Maintenance Total Productive Maintenance By Terry Wireman Completely revised and updated, this new edition of a classic reference focuses on the financial approach to the subject—a methodology that produces quantifiable results allowing a TPM program to be sustainable - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) A brief overview of TPM
Total Productive Maintenance Case Study MRC Bearings' TPM Journey
Total Productive Maintenance: Another 3-Letter Program or Real Improvement Process? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Total Productive Maintenance: What It Is and What It Is Not TPM in its truest sense is a powerful yet simple strategy that can yield sustainable results. Unfortunately, TPM in America has been more often misunderstood than understood. Here are some insights into what TPM is, what it is not, and what it takes to tap into its power.
TPM - How and Why it can work A 55 slide presentation, outlining a case study of what a company achieved in terms of business results through TPM - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
TPM - I bet an operator can do this! The industry is well aware of the impact of preventive maintenance. With downward cost and price pressure and aging equipment, many plants can barely keep fixing what breaks let alone perform simple equipment inspections with overtime-maxed maintenance people. The solution is clear. Break the vicious circle of reactive maintenance. An obvious resource is to use early detection of problems by an operator.
TPM - The Paradigm Movement An excellent index of articles relating to TPM
TPM Case Study from MRC Bearings MRC Bearings' TPM Journey: From Totally Painted Machines to Taking Pride in Our Machines
TPM History and Implementation
TPM Implementation Blueprint PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation relating to TPM Implementation - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
TPM Implementation Experiences TPM introduction to Infineon Technologies followed by the chronicle events and experiences learnt in adopting and adapting TPM development activities to improve productivity in DS Business Unit. It also identifies some of the difficulties faced while implementing TPM and finally proposes some solutions for eliminating them. Reviewing the most likely ways that equipment will fail has been a major concern in reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to ensure that proactive, predictive and preventive maintenance activities during turnaround could be planned and carried out.
TPM Implementation through Small Groups for Zero Defect Production of Parts This paper describes the journey of implementing TPM in an Indian manufacturing plant and the transformation of the working environment to a new environment full of confidence and with an enabling culture
TPM Overview for Executives Executive Overview of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
TPM: Agent of Destruction
Uptime at Minimum Cost in the Process Industries This paper attempts to share some of the key learning points, realized over a period of twenty years in the Brewing/Paper and Pulp industry with implementation experience at nineteen plants on a wide range of continuous process equipment.
Use Visual Management Tools To Cut Waste Applying the right lean tool for a given problem follows directly from mastery of the lean principles. Following is an explanation of the Visual Management tool, the proper ways to apply it within your lean organization and its connection to the lean principles.
Visual Systems for Improving Equipment Effectiveness Imagine reducing your equipment-specific training time by 60 to 70 percent and eliminating equipment errors. It is possible by using some easy techniques, known as "visual systems" or "visual signals" that communicate specific information quickly at the point of use on and near the equipment.
W. Edwards Deming - His 14 Recommendations
What is Total Productive Maintenance? TPM is a manufacturing led initiative that emphasises the importance of people, a 'can do' and 'continuous improvement' philosophy and the importance of production and maintenance staff working together.
What is Total Productive Maintenance? TPM is a manufacturing led initiative that emphasises the importance of people, a 'can do' and 'continuous improvement' philosophy and the importance of production and maintenance staff working together. It is presented as a key part of an overall manufacturing philosophy.

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