total productive maintenance

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total productive maintenance (TPM)

a PRODUCTION control system which monitors the availability, efficiency and effectiveness of a firm's MACHINERY and EQUIPMENT. The potential of an item of machinery and equipment usually depends on its function and on the environment it operates in. In particular how well the machine meets the requirements of availability, meaning that the machine is operational when needed; efficiency, meaning that it always performs at its rated throughput; and quality, meaning that it produces no defects or nonconforming products. TPM moves beyond preventing breakdowns and includes machinery and equipment restoration and design, a goal being to upgrade equipment so that it performs better and provides less maintenance than when it was new. See MAINTENANCE, LEAN MANUFACTURING.
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Total productive maintenance (TPM): A mature TPM initiative will contribute to "best in class" operating equipment efficiency (OEE) and machine availability.
Total Productive Maintenance is an approach to utilize machinery and related manpower resources effectively and efficiently.
The focus for the visit will be on total productive maintenance - the Japanese system of continuous shopfloor and process improvement - and some of the companies to be visited are international award winners in this sphere.
For managers and supervisors in all types of operations and production, from manufacturing and assembly to mining and chemical production, as well as service industries like trucking, Levitt, a maintenance consultant, trainer, and author, details how to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to help a company improve production, lower costs, use less waste, be more efficient, and create a more motivated, engaged, flexible, and aggressive workforce in seeking improvements.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) brings maintenance into focus as a necessary and a key process of the business.
Some of them have been on specific tools used in a Lean transformation, such as using SMED (single minute exchange of die) principles for set-up reduction, kan-ban signals to connect upstream and downstream processes to control inventory levels, total productive maintenance to keep your equipment available and capable of running product at peak quality and productivity levels, and 5S (Sort, Set In Place, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) to maintain an organized, visual workplace.
Lean incorporates the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance that utilizes the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric to drive continuous improvements in process availability, performance, and quality.
Merging the benefits of two well-known methodologies, Lean Thinking and Total Productive Maintenance, Lean TPM shows how to secure increased manufacturing efficiency.
The workshop will focus on 5S and total productive maintenance (TPM).
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Session 6 -- Total Productive Maintenance within the Paper Industry
Consider how easily existing leadership might accept a migration from traditional to advanced maintenance practices, such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

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