Total productive maintenance

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an integrated approach to the maintenance functions in an organisation. The objective of TPM is to create an active participation of all employees in maintenance functions. TPM focuses on reducing machine downtime, improving product quality, and pre-planning of maintenance functions. This thesis describes the design and implementation of a TPM program for a Calgarybased company, Sl\1ED Manufacturing. The work carried out during the different phases of the project such as problem identification, procedure development, initial implementation and managerial aspects, is described in depth. The problem identification focuses on a survey of production operators, and identification of critical machine and components. Procedure development focuses on the various procedures and policies designed during the project. Managerial aspects focus on overall program coordination and higher level managerial issues. The benefits of the program to SMED are described in terms of both quantitative and qualitative aspects.
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Varughese, K. K. (1992). Total productive maintenance (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/19531