Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
A holistic approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve “perfect” production by eliminating unplanned downtime.
TPM emphasizes proactive and preventative maintenance to maximize the operational efficiency of equipment. The TPM process is ideal for any business looking to improve equipment uptime and productivity, optimize capital investments, improve service delivery time, and reduce inventory.
On average, only 75% of the average manufacturing plant is utilized, much of which is unplanned downtime. If your equipment isn’t available to run, you’re not maximizing your profit potential.
TPM is the key to optimizing the productivity of your equipment throughout its life. It is designed to help keep every machine ready to perform its necessary function at all times and optimize the workforce by addressing elimination of waste and shared responsibility for equipment reliability . DVIRC is ready to help your organization optimize production to ensure your business runs smoothly.
The DVIRC Difference
Using our unique “learn and apply” approach, DVIRC’s Continuous Improvement experts will train a core team of employees in the TPM process and facilitate an actual TPM exercise to ensure the team has a solid understanding of how to use it. We work with our clients to identify a specific machine tool to focus on, create a project charter to establish project goals and objectives, and work on-site with the team to implement the TPM methodology.
- Reduced unplanned downtime by 95%
- Quality improvements up to 50%
- Maintenance expenditure reductions of up to 50%
- Freed up lost capacity and productivity
- Improved operator and maintenance engagement and morale