What is it: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) ensures that every machine in a production process is always able to perform its required tasks and that production is never interrupted.
There are three goals of TPM:
Why use it: To improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and eliminate related productivity losses.
Where to use it: The goal of any TPM program is to eliminate losses tied to equipment maintenance or, in other words, keep equipment producing only good product, as fast as possible with no unplanned downtime.
When to use it: TPM is built on thorough productive maintence, which adds maintence prevention and maintainability improvement to conventional preventive maintence activities. TPM is unique in its use of autonomous maintence (or operator maintenance) as well as small-group activities to accomplish these goals. TPM improvement activities seek to reduce life cycle costs by eliminating the "6 Big Losses" These include:
TPM activities aim to reduce these losses to zero, to restore plant and equipment to their ideal conditions and to maintain tham at that level.
How to use it: TPM is implemented by project teams made up of production engineers, maintenance staff, line foremen and operators. The Templates provided are divided into subsections to follow the logical implementation of TPM in the work place.