Title: Measuring manufacturing performance with the implementation of TPM: an exploratory study

Authors: Manjinder Singh; Anish Sachdeva; Arvind Bhardwaj

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India

Abstract: The role of maintenance in modern manufacturing is becoming ever more important, with companies adopting maintenance as a profit-generating business element. The failure of equipments or machines to produce products on time as required can reflect the inefficiency in operations. The objective of total productive maintenance (TPM) is to create a relationship between production and maintenance functions, for continuous improvement of product quality and operational efficiency. Though it has been well established that total quality management, just-in-time and employee involvement have strongly contributed to the manufacturing performances (MPs) of the organisations, but there is limited evidence of the role that TPM plays in improving the MP of the organisations. In this paper, we investigated the relationship between TPM and organisational performance through multi-attribute decision model using analytical hierarchy process. In the findings, it was observed that TPM has a positive and significant relationship with the performance level of the organisations.

Keywords: TPM; total productive maintenance; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; manufacturing performance; performance measurement; profit-generating elements; business elements; equipment failure; machine failure; operational inefficiency; production functions; maintenance functions; continuous improvement; product quality; operational efficiency; TQM; total quality management; just-in-time; JIT manufacturing; employee involvement; organisational performance; multi-attribute decision making; MADM; performance levels; productivity management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2012.047192

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2012 Vol.9 No.4, pp.456 - 471

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Jun 2012 *

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