Strategy. Improvement. Maintenance.

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Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance is a much misunderstood topic, that when deployed correctly has the potential to be a organisation-wide management system. With its origins in Japan, TPM has for over 40 years given many of the world’s best companies a competitive edge. Our Principal Consultant, Stuart Veitch, was the joint-first non-Japanese TPM Excellence Award Assessor as accredited by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). Within TPM there are 8 core work streams (Pillars), these are shown below:

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Focused Improvement
Focused Improvement is a structured team-based improvement activity linked back to a loss analysis.
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Autonomous Maintenance
Within its seven steps Autonomous Maintenance aims to increase operator ownership of their equipment.

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Training and Education
Ensuring the we have the right skills and capabilities throughout the Organisation.
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Planned Maintenance
Striving to achieve zero breakdowns through breakdown elimination and prevention.
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Early Management
Learning the lessons from previous product and process introduction and utilising preventative techniques to achieve vertical ramp up.
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Quality Maintenance
Building on the foundations that the first four pillars give, Quality Maintenance links the process inputs to the quality of output aiming to prevent all defects.
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Safety, Health and Environment
Striving to achieve zero accidents through accident elimination and prevention.
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Office TPM
Losses don’t just occur in the manufacturing process, there are many losses in the administrative functions as well. Learn how TPM can be applied in this environment.