Investigation of manufacturing performance achievements through strategic total productive maintenance initiatives
by I.P.S. Ahuja, J.S. Khamba
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009

Abstract: In the contemporary highly challenging environment, a reliable production system has been considered as a crucial factor for competitiveness. Thus, achieving excellence in maintenance issues has to be treated as a strategic issue for manufacturing organisations to create world-class-manufacturers. The ever increasing demands on the manufacturing organisations have contributed to the complete overhaul of maintenance practices in manufacturing enterprises. Total productive maintenance (TPM) has been accepted as the most promising strategy for improving maintenance performance in order to succeed in a highly demanding market arena. The objective of the study is to investigate the manufacturing performance achievements through strategic TPM initiatives in Indian manufacturing industry. The empirical evidence has been presented to support relationships between critical TPM pillar initiatives and strategic manufacturing performance achievement parameters. These inter-relationships can be used to understand the effect of various TPM success factors towards the realisation of an organisation's objectives of growth and sustainability.

Online publication date: Fri, 13-Feb-2009

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email