Maintenance Concepts Today – Tomorrow

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Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the assets while simultaneously ensuring the efficient use of resources. TPM uses comprehensive, preventive and condition-oriented maintenance, which lasts for the entire service life of the systems. All departments and levels of the company are involved. The need for high flexibility in production, especially for asset-intensive companies, leads to an increased cost and performance orientation for industrial companies. The traditionally functional separation between production and maintenance is hindering efficient production.

With the help of the TPM philosophy, the functional separation is to be overcome with a view to more process efficiency. The qualification of employees in the area of production and maintenance is of particular importance. The main focus is a common understanding of TPM and the orientation of objectives towards this process and asset efficiency. The TPM targets are shown in the following figure:

Total Productive Maintenance

The TPM philosophy can be summarized as follows: six to eight sources of loss as a controlling and target setting; enhanced condition-oriented maintenance by a decentralized, ultimately integrated maintenance organization. The process organization is characterized by a standardized order system; in the field of prevention, maintenance is involved in asset development. In the field of remuneration, the approach of the premiums system, possibly extended by group bonuses with Visible Management, predominates. In addition to the moderation, the training focuses on instrument and method training as well as knowledge of the maintenance concepts of TPM. The spare parts logistics is based on demand-oriented management in a combination of consignment warehouses.