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Chapter 1. TPM – An Overview.

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1. Introduction to TPM The abbreviation TPM stands for ‘Total Productive Maintenance’ or ‘Total Productive Manufacturing’, where the word ‘total’ implies ‘total participation’ – in other words, everyone in the company, from CEO to senior management to front-line operators, playing an active role in productive maintenance. TPM: Total Productive

Chapter 4. Focused Improvement. Part 1

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1. The Thinking behind Focused Improvement The effects of much conventional improvement activity used to be transitory, and there was a strong tendency for improvements not to be capable of being sustained or properly established. In TPM, by contrast, activities are organised to ensure that the benefits of Focused