Total Productive Maintenance ( TPM) is a systematic approach to understanding the equipment’s function, the equipment’s relationship to product quality and the likely cause and frequency of failure of the critical equipment components. It prevents quality defects and breakdowns, eliminates the need for equipment adjustments, and makes the work easier and safer for equipment operators.
Improve maintenance role in organization-combat perception that maintenance is a burden, resulting in:
The traditional approach to TPM was developed in the 1960s and consists of 5S as a foundation and eight supporting activities (sometimes referred to as pillars). :
The goal of 5S is to create a work environment that is clean and well-organized. It consists of five elements: