TPM is the concept of self-directed maintenance, wherein machine operators are responsible for the routine maintenance and operations of their machines and equipment.
The following is a transcript of the Pillars of TPM Infographic:
Increasing productivity through workforce empowerment
1. Autonomous Maintenance
2. Process & Machine Improvement
3. Preventative Maintenance
4. Early Management of New Equipment
5. Process Quality Management
6. Administrative Work
7. Education & Training
8. Safety & Sustained Success
The Three Goals of TPM:
1. Zero unplanned failures
2. Zero product defects
3. Zero accidents
8 Pillars of Activity
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) increases productivity, efficiency, and safety by empowering operators, team leaders and managers to all play a proactive role in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of their own work areas through 8 pillars of activity.
Pillar 1:Autonomous Maintenance
Operators monitor the condition of their own equipment and work areas.
Pillar 2: Process & Machine Improvement
Team leaders collect information from operators and work areas then prioritize preventative maintenance and improvements.
Pillar 3:Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance tasks and schedules are shared by operators and team leaders.
Pillar 4:Early Management of New Equipment
Based on maintenance reports, team leaders anticipate and plan for parts and equipment lifecycles and report to managers.
Pillar 5:Process Quality Management
Shared responsibility for operation and maintenance encourages quality improvement ideas from all work areas.
Pillar 6:Administrative Work
Managers prioritize data from the previous pillars and share outcomes with team leaders and work areas.
Pillar 7: Education & Training
Continuous improvement includes operator and work area education and training which improves morale, retention, and efficiency.
Pillar 8:Safety & Sustained Success
Facility-wide safety is prioritized which positively impacts sustained success of the TPM program.