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Sustaining cost performance through TPM approach: A study of manufacturing organizations in Malaysia

Mad Lazim, Halim and T., Ramayah (2010) Sustaining cost performance through TPM approach: A study of manufacturing organizations in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Technology and Operations Management (ICTOM), 5 - 7 July 2010 , Bayview Hotel, Langkawi. (Unpublished)

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Manufacturing companies need to respond quickly to ensure smooth daily operations and manage adjustments to uncertainties in the market place. In manufacturing companies the pressure to ensure equipment operates without breakdowns, stoppages, failures and so forth has become a major concern for maintenance staff (Carannante, Haigh & Morris,1996). The failure of equipments or machines to produce products on time as required can reflect the inefficiency in operations thus, failure to deliver quality products to the customers on time. Total productive maintenance (TPM) put more importance on total employee involvement in the maintenance activities. This paper discusses the findings of a study on TPM practices among Malaysian manufacturing companies. More than 1000 questionnaires were sent out to investigate the extent of TPM practices in Malaysian manufacturing companies and to study the relationship of TPM practices and performance. An analysis was carried out and the results show there are no differences between the TPM practices and size of companies. No differences also found in the TPM practices and certified quality management system companies. There were significant relationships between TPM practices and cost performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by UUM College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total productive maintenance (TPM), improvement, manufacturing, Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Halim Mad Lazim
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2011 01:08
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 03:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4038

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