Exploring the impact of effectiveness of total productive maintenance strategies in manufacturing enterprise
by Inderpreet Singh Ahuja
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM), Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: In today's dynamic environment, a reliable production system has been envisioned as a critical factor for competitiveness, thus maintenance has become a strategic issue for the manufacturers. The recent competitive trends have been pushing manufacturing managers to reconsider the significance of increasing equipment availability and utilisation, increasing maintenance productivity, resource utilisation, and increasing quality and responsiveness of maintenance services in achieving world-class status to meet global competition. In the highly dynamic and challenging environment, the quest for reliable production equipment has necessitated manufacturing organisations to accept equipment maintenance as an indispensable function for ensuring sustained profitability of enterprises. The implications of total productive maintenance (TPM) implementation initiatives in the Indian manufacturing enterprise have been highlighted in this study. This study demonstrates the strong potential of TPM implementation initiatives in affecting significant organisational performance improvements.

Online publication date: Fri, 31-Oct-2014

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