Authors: Upkar Singh; Inderpreet Singh Ahuja
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India
Abstract: In today's highly competitive business environment, survival and growth of manufacturers depend on their ability to offer a great variety of high quality products at an acceptable price using minimum lead time. Total productive maintenance (TPM) is an expansion of the lean enterprise culture. TPM implementation can be helpful in paving the way for these objectives. The ultimate goal of TPM is to optimise the delivery time, service level and productivity to fulfil the customer needs and expectations. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the contributions of total productive maintenance (TPM) initiatives towards improving manufacturing performance in an Indian manufacturing industry. The study revealed that proactive TPM initiatives have helped the manufacturing organisation immensely in improving synergy between the maintenance department and rest of the manufacturing functions, resulting in elimination of defects, improved manufacturing process reliability and OEE, affecting cost reductions thereby strengthening sustainability efforts of the organisations to meet cut-throat global competition for business excellence.
Keywords: autonomous maintenance; employee involvement; total productive maintenance; TPM; overall equipment effectiveness; OEE; manufacturing performance; lean manufacturing; delivery time; service levels; productivity; India; process reliability; sustainability.
International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2015 Vol.5 No.4, pp.425 - 455
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