Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a system of maintaining and improving the integrity of production, safety and quality systems through the machines, equipment, processes, and employees that add business value to an organization.
The goal of TPM is the continuous improvement of equipment effectiveness through engaging those that impact on it in small group improvement activities. Total quality management (TQM) and total productive maintenance (TPM) are considered as the key operational activities of the quality management system.
The main objective of TPM is to increase the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of plant equipment. TPM addresses the causes for accelerated deterioration while creating the correct environment between operators and equipment to create ownership.
TPM aims to increase productivity, efficiency and safety by empowering operators and team leaders to play a proactive role in day-to-day maintenance activities, such as lubrication, inspection and cleaning. The TPM pillars are:
The three goals of TPM are zero unplanned failures (no small stops or slow running), zero product defects and zero accidents. When properly implemented it can bring important benefits: