Title: Transfusion of Total Quality Management and Total Productive Maintenance: a literature review
Authors: Kanwarpreet Singh; I.P.S. Ahuja
Addresses: Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India ' Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India
Abstract: Over the last couple of decades, Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), have become key concepts for enabling organisations to meet and conquer fierce competition. Though there is reasonable literature available on implementation of TPM in manufacturing organizations, but a very little information is available regarding success stories indicating transfusion of TPM with related lean manufacturing strategies like TQM, Just In time (JIT) and Quality function Deployment (QFD). The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on TQM and TPM and also to study on various TPM and TQM implementation issues in order to develop an indigenous strategic synergetic effect, considering two key aspects of profitability and operating performance approach for the manufacturing industry.
Keywords: TQM implementation; total quality management; TPM implementation; total productive maintenance; lean manufacturing; business performance; literature review.
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2012 Vol.12 No.4, pp.275 - 311
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