An analysis for total productive maintenance implementation

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1990
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Virginia Tech
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This report constitutes an evaluation of the effectiveness and cost of a maintenance program for a discrete parts manufacturing company. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an integrated life-cycle approach to factory maintenance operations introduced by the Japanese. The main objective is to study the concepts and techniques of TPM. Details are provided on applicability, the establishment of goals, and the steps involved in TPM implementation. It was determined that an early prerequisite for TPM implementation within the company, is the development of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for collecting and recording the appropriate data for TPM implementation. Therefore, a brief discussion of CMMS goals and techniques is also included.

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