The successful introduction of TQM and lean enterprise rests heavily upon the requirement to introduce Total Productive Maintenance concepts into the organisation.
This book is the result of a five year study of companies operating TPM around the world, including many Japanese, European and American, which are used as examples of best practice. It book contains practical examples and illustrates how the TPM philosophy can be adapted and implemented as part of a lean enterprise strategy and details the tools and techniques for its everyday operation. The text uses diagrams to illustrate key points, together with management check lists and many practical examples.
The book is written for both practitioners and academics in Business and Management Schools. The groups who would be potentially interested include: Managing Directors, Production and Operations Directors, Chief Engineers, and Works Managers, Maintenance Technicians, Team Leaders, Production Teams and Engineering Staff, students of manufacturing and lean enterprise.