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Content: The benefits of TPM have been known and endorsed for nearly 50 years in Japan. Many large companies are now dedicated to the principles of TPM, however, you do not have to be a global manufacturer to reap the benefits. What is TPM ?: If you or your workforce are familiar with such terms as 'firefighting', 'reactive maintenance', don't fix it if it ain't broke' etc. then you are definitely not employing TPM. The principles of TPM embrace so many elements it is impossible to provide a comprehensive definition in a simple sentence. In essence it is a methodology related to two fundamental principles: ? continuous improvement ? the concept of zero tolerence These principles are typically applied to the approach and implementation of the planned maintenance of production machines and equipment, although the concepts could be applied to many working environments and production processes. Benefits of TPM: These represent, not in any order of priority, a few of the major benefits: ? reduced breakdowns and maintenance ? reduced waste (materials, time) ? reduced cost of sales ? reduced accidents ? improved working environment ? increased productivity The important aspect of these benefits is that they are measurable . Implementation:TPM requires dedicated management and workforce involvement in order to achieve continuous improvement and the ultimate benefits. It is not a 'one-off' solution to all production problems nor is it the latest trend. It has to become a way of working . Before the implementation of TPM can begin, a system of 'benchmarking' and monitoring of equipment/process efficiencies must be conducted. From this spreadsheet data, a graphic display can be developed to show how equipment 'actually' performs against its 'design criteria'. Through training, people are given 'ownership' of the equipment they operate, monitor and maintain and they will gradually adopt the new principles of TPM. This training is executed in small stages and after each stage people are given time to implement their learning. Initially the process of implementing the principles into action, is based on commitment and hard work, however, once the process becomes a way of working the effort becomes minimal and the benefits continue to improve. Example: Fortec has been involved in the delivery of TPM training, for a major car manufacturer, for over 3 years and the following is a simple example of such benefits. A small production line, designed to feed two sizes of tyre and wheels together, inflate the tyre and run off to a stacking pallet, was selected as the initial area for implementation of the TPM process. From initial benchmarking the wheel/tyre machine showed an efficiency of 42%. Within 6 months of implementing TPM this figure rose to 86% and represented a cost saving of around ?80,000/year. We can provide more detail of TPM implementation at your premises.

Content: The benefits of TPM have been known and endorsed for nearly 50 years in Japan. Many large companies are now dedicated to the principles of TPM, however, you do not have to be a global manufacturer to reap the benefits. What is TPM ?: If you or your workforce are familiar with such terms as 'firefighting', 'reactive maintenance', don't fix it if it ain't broke' etc. then you are...

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