Total Productive Maintenance

  • I. P. S. Ahuja


Manufacturing organizations worldwide are facing many challenges to achieve successful operation in today’s competitive environment. Modern manufacturing requires that, to be successful, organizations must be supported by both effective and efficient maintenance practices and procedures. The global marketplace has necessitated many organizations to implement proactive lean manufacturing programs and organizational structures to enhance their competitiveness (Bonavia and Marin, 2006). Over the past two decades, manufacturing organizations have used different approaches to improve maintenance effectiveness. One approach to improving the performance of maintenance activities is to develop and implement strategic TPM programs (Ahuja and Khamba, 2007). Among various manufacturing programs, Total Quality Management (TQM), Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Total Employee Involvement (TEI) programs have often been referred to as components of “World Class Manufacturing” (Cua et al. 2001).


Preventive Maintenance Total Quality Management Employee Involvement Lean Manufacturing Predictive Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. S. Ahuja
    • 1
  1. 1.Punjabi UniversityPatialaIndia

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