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TPM October 1, 2007

Posted by Coolguy in Six Sigma.
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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) promotes group actives for greater euipment effectiveness with operators sharing responsibility for routine machine inspection, cleaning and maintenenace.

It aims to stem 6 big losses that contribute negatively to equipment effectiveness:

  1. Equipment Failure
  2. Setup and adjustments
  3. Idling and minor stoppages
  4. Reduced speed
  5. Process defects
  6. Reduced yields
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