Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Definition:

TPM is the process through which the quality system and product integrity is maintained and improved. It is done through processes, employees, equipment, and machines which are helpful in adding value to the organizations.

Seven Waste

The seven wastes occur due to the unproductive manufacturing practices and these wastes include defects, waiting, transportation, inappropriate planning, overproduction, unnecessary motion, inappropriate processing, and excessive inventory.

Kaizen

It is a technique introduced by the Japanese through which the personnel efficiency and the working practices can be introduced in an organization on a continuous basis.

Visual management

Visual control is a technique used in the various organizations through which the communication takes place through visual techniques and signals instead of the written instructions or the other communication mediums.

Flow or continuous flow

Continuous flow is the other name of the continuous production due to the undergoing chemical reactions, processing of dry fluids, and the mechanical treatment of the processes through which the continuous production process takes place.

Takt time

In a lean management process, the takt time is a time to complete the finished product such as it is ready to meet the demands of the customers.

Pitch

Pitch helps to set the taken image and through the paced withdrawal of material handling and to indicate the pace of a process.

Embedded Definition

TPM is the process through which the quality system and product integrity are maintained and improved. It is done through processes, employees, equipment, and machines which are helpful in adding value to the organizations.

Hence, it can be stated that this technique is more of a philosophy through which all the employees are encouraged to participate in improving the quality of the processes.

The technique of total productive maintenance enables the firms to use the skills of the employees effectively so that the wastes regarding the time and other sources can be managed.

Total Productive Maintenance  Wikipedia link

Wikipedia defines the total productive management as a system through which the quality of the production process can be maintained and improved by improving the various systems, equipment, people, and other machines for increasing the value of the business organizations.

Total Productive Maintenance  Blog:

Total Productive Management, its transition in the industry, which one do I use?

The blog discusses the impact of total productive management both on the product and the services organizations. There are two metrics that are used for the effectiveness of the TPM, and these metrics include Overall Equipment Efficiency and Overall Performance Efficiency.

These metrics are used for the purpose of measuring progress and also the manufacturing environment. A six-step procedure is used by these two metrics for the purpose of improving the process of TPM and in order to create value for the business.

Total Productive Maintenance  Youtube Video:

The TPM technology and the process helps the organization to achieve its organizational goals and objectives. The most significant benefit of the TPM technique is an increase in the uptime of the machine and moreover it also engages all the employees to improve the functions and procedures of the organization.

It is a more appropriate system of improvement in the various processes by involving a multi-skill workforce for such goals of the organization.

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