Total Productive Maintenance

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Definition: Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance means achieving the perfect output a machine can produce by maintaining and improving the integrity of production and quality systems through the machines, equipment, processes, and employees. It aims to improve the production capability by improving machines and equipment so that the value of the business increases in the long run. The aim is to have zero defects and no delay in manufacturing output by increasing efficiency of every machine to 100%.

Main objective is to maximize OEE. OEE has three factors which are multiplied with each other.

Performance x Availability x Quality = OEE.

Performance: Machines should not underperform and no minor stops should be there.

Availability: Raw materials should be available when needed

Quality: Minimum possible rejection should be there.

More than 85% OEE is considered to be world class.

TPM have got 8 pillars of its own which include:

1. Autonomous maintenance

2. Planned Maintenance

3. Quality Maintenance

4. Focused Improvement

5. Early Equipment Management

6. Training and Education

7. Safety Health Environment

8. Manufacturing support


The above diagram shows various components of TPM

Hence, this concludes the definition of Total Productive Maintenance along with its overview.


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