Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance is the systematic execution of maintenance by all employees through small group activities. The dual goals are zero breakdowns and zero defects; this improves equipment efficiency and reduces costs. It also reduces inventory costs associated with spare parts. The 5 goals of TPM are:

  • Improve equipment effectiveness
    Achieve autonomous maintenance
    Plan maintenance
    Train all staff in relevant maintenance skills
    Achieve early equipment management