Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Equipment Failures can Cause 60% Capacity Loss

Normally everyone thinks that their equipment runs well and they don’t suffer from equipment loss. But when you study the numbers, you often find just the opposite: lots of loss.

Extend the Life of Your Equipment

You can maximize the productivity of your company’s equipment for its entire life cycle, and extend the life of your equipment, by implementing a Total Productive Maintenance plan for your organization. With all employees participating, TPM creates an environment that encourages improvement efforts in:

  • Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & Creativity

How to Create a Total Productive Maintenance Program

The goals of the TPM process are to:

  • develop people who are equipment-knowledgeable
  • create well-engineered equipment: building in safety and quality
  • design an environment where enthusiasm and creativity flourish
  • maximize equipment productivity and capacity
    as measured by Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Maximizing equipment for its entire life cycle requires close attention to detail. The right education and hands-on facilitation through each of the various stages of the improvement process is imperative. We can help you implement a proven team-based methodology that educates your employees and transitions successfully through the TPM process.



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