What Is Total Productive Maintenance?

You're only strong as your weakest link. While trite, the phrase embodies what manufacturing plants and processing facilities have worked for years to overcome: How do you plan for and prevent broken equipment in your lean machine?

Another trite phrase has the answer: The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.

Preventative and routine maintenance models help alleviate downtime and boost overall production. The most popular method is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

TPM brings maintenance into focus as a vital part of business. Maintenance downtime