Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a lean manufacturing strategy that promotes continuous improvement by involving all employees, not just the maintenance team, in maintenance activities. TPM aims to maximise equipment effectiveness by engaging all supporting departments and monitoring their operations continuously. The main objective of TPM is to optimise equipment availability and enhance overall productivity. TPM standardises and organises procedures, which benefits both the workplace and production quality. The foundation of TPM is built on the 5S methodology, which transforms the workplace into a more stable and organised system. The five ‘S’ stand for Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise, and Sustain.
In Autonomous Maintenance, machine operators take responsibility for maintenance tasks that match their skillset. Maintenance technicians can focus on more complicated maintenance tasks when machine operators perform maintenance-related actions such as safety checks, lubrication, and cleaning. Planned or preventive maintenance is the best way to avoid breakdowns and machine downtime. It aims to improve equipment efficiency by scheduling maintenance tasks to keep each asset running at maximum capacity.
Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software aids in TPM by planning, scheduling, and tracking preventive maintenance activities. This helps reduce unplanned and costly downtime. The CMMS- TPM mobile app combination provides faster execution systems, reduced error rates, improved efficiency, longer equipment lifespan, failure prediction, zero downtime, and increased quality output. With your smartphone, you can fully control maintenance activities, work orders, and other operations from wherever you are and analyse trends and reports to make data-driven decisions.