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TPM and lean maintenance - A critical review

Baluch, Nazim Hussain and Abdullah, Che Sobry and Mohtar, Shahimi (2012) TPM and lean maintenance - A critical review. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business (IJCRB), 4 (2). pp. 850-857. ISSN 2073-7122

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In today’s global economy an increasing search is on for methods and processes that drive improvements in quality, costs and productivity. TPM has been identified as a best in class manufacturing improvement process, along with the “LEAN” phenomenon that has allowed manufacturing industries to greatly increase their levels of profitability and productivity.Lean maintenance, combined with other initiatives, such as Total Productive Maintenance, has allowed these companies to focus on the efficiency of their production processes.However, Lean maintenance is neither a subset nor a spin-off of lean manufacturing; it is instead a prerequisite for success as a lean manufacturer that provides a holistic approach to the function of maintenance. Lean maintenance approach cannot just be a mirror image of a lean production approach because the business dynamics of asset maintenance and those of production are fundamentally different. This paper highlights this fact and discusses that to deliver “productivity without waste,” or efficiency, in asset maintenance, there is a need of a different version of LEAN; one that takes into account the unique business dynamics of the area that the businesses work in.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total Productive Maintenance, Lean Maintenance, Productivity without Waste
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Nazim Hussain Baluch
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 00:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16090

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