Orderliness and Cleaness Board

Lean Glossary

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Total Productive Maintenance

You cannot avoid the wear of equipment. It is the task of maintenance to recognise wear during the whole lifespan of machines / equipment, to reduce it and to compensate its impacts.

TPM as total productive maintenance or self-dependent maintenance is a standardised and supporting method if you want to increase machine availability in the medium to long term and if you want to reduce unplanned idleness during production processes to a minimum.

The target is to make the machine operator responsible for his machine / equipment and to confer routine maintenance work to him. TPM provides the basis by means of measures for optimising serviceability, maintainability, access and the easy setting up of machines and equipment.

Benefits resulting from TPM

  • Improvement of the working situation on-site
  • Improvement of the availability of machines and equipment
  • Visualisation of deviations


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