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May 06, 2011

Japanese TPM can save is really a cost effective approach……

I am studying about maintenance and more specifically I like the idea of TPM which I am going to use in my PMA…..

Despite the different definitions that were given to TPM from Japanese and Western world, TPM seem to have a unique philosophy in which everyone in the organization is involved in the maintenance program. It is the idea of localization that makes it so great. . . . . It is based on groups of people for developing a maintenance program and increases the performance of equipment. It reminded me the quality cycles of Kaizen.

Is Kaizen the hurt of Japanese philosophy? Provided that the first thing that Deming taught them is PDCA I think so. . . Everything derives from it like TPM. Is TPM a child of Deming? I think yes...

In my mind came the amount of money that a company can save by implementing a TPM program. . . . . . . Few maintenance people because the operators will take some maintenance responsibility. In that way people can be utilized in different positions. Less breakdowns of the machine. . . . Better coordination of the employees as well as higher motivation . .... .

I definitely going to implement something like that in real life since in my eyes seems like something more than efficient and clever…..

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