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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM): Boosting Efficiency and Easing Downtime Woes

How often are you dealing with unexpected maintenance on your equipment? Is equipment downtime affecting your output? Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a proactive maintenance strategy that optimizes production processes, reduces unplanned downtime, and boosts overall equipment effectiveness.


What is TPM?

TPM, short for Total Productive Maintenance, is a holistic approach that involves all members of an organization in maintaining and improving the integrity of their production processes. It shifts the maintenance focus from reactive to proactive, aiming to prevent breakdowns and eliminate losses due to equipment failures.

 

Preventive Maintenance:

One of the key pillars of TPM is preventive maintenance. This approach involves regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and other maintenance tasks to identify and address potential issues before they escalate and cause breakdowns. By keeping equipment in optimal condition, TPM helps to minimize unexpected failures and extend their lifespan.

 

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE):

TPM also focuses on maximizing overall equipment effectiveness or OEE. This metric assesses the efficiency of equipment utilization by considering three key factors: availability, performance, and quality. TPM strategies aim to enhance all aspects of OEE, ensuring that machines are readily available, operating at peak performance, and producing high-quality goods.

 

Employee Engagement and Ownership:

An important side effect of implementing TPM is the involvement of all employees in equipment maintenance. TPM encourages a sense of ownership and responsibility among workers, empowering them to actively contribute to identifying and rectifying equipment issues. This cultivates a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork, leading to better overall results.

 

How to Get Started:

Peak Performance wants to help you empower your employees to maintain their production equipment and build your Total Productive Maintenance culture. We offer a virtual, instructor-led training course.


UPCOMING TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MAINTENANCE CERTIFICATION COURSE


Date: March 26-28, 2024 | 8:30am-4:30pm (ET)

Location: Smart Factory Institute @PIE Innovation Center

2215 Parker St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311



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