Total Productive Maintenance Essay
Made by: Khaled Elsayed Hamed
Supervised by: dr.Mousa
Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a concept applied to improve the overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and the capabilities and skills of the workers in the plant. It is founded on eight pillars to support the concept And achieve three goals. Japan institute of plan maintenance (JIPM) is the leading body of TPM.
The history of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
TPM has been developed from the original PM (preventive maintenance or productive maintenance) concept and methodology introduced from the USA. It has been further developed and implemented in many Japanese companies, and is now rapidly becoming a method applied worldwide.
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• Zero Accidents
• Zero Break-downs
• Zero Defects
Eight pillars are:
1. Focused Improvement 2. Autonomous Maintenance 3. Planned Maintenance 4. Training and Education 5. Early Management 6. Quality Maintenance 7. Office TPM 8. Safety, Health and Environment
1-Focused improvement pillar
What is Focused Improvement?
Focused Improvement is the first pillar of TPM. It provides a structured, team-based approach to drive elimination of specifically identified losses in any process.
How is the Pillar implemented?
The pillar follows a structured set of steps aligned to the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle, which can be implemented for improvement activities of any size or complexity in any organization.
The pillar builds an understanding and analysis of the different loss types affecting an organization. The pillar operates at a strategic level, identifying the criteria for project selection and TPM deployment that will deliver the business objectives.
The pillar develops the capabilities of teams to be self-sufficient in applying appropriate problem solving approaches. By building competencies and embedding behaviors, the pillar ensures that the workforce has the skills and motivation to eliminate loss from their processes, not only for selected projects but also for normal every day issues.