Putting TPM into perspective from Total Productive Maintenance to Total Productive Manufacturing

If we look at the value stream (Figure 1.1), we see that it is customers who actually drive our business. In the manufacturing sense, we therefore need to provide the necessary production responses to satisfy and exceed those expectations by adding value, quality and performance in all that we do.

The most effective way of adding value is to have a continuous determination to eliminate waste across the supply chain and thus maximize the value stream: easy to state, difficult to deliver.

So where do the principles, processes and reality of TPM come into play to achieve the goal of a 'Totally Productive Operation'?

The answer is to view TPM not simply as Total Productive Maintenance in

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