This presentation focuses on the confusion about and barriers to Total Productive Maintenance principles, in contrast to existing legacy systems and organization structures, and the transformation to Lean Manufacturing. Robert Williamson describes many different proven success factors and common failure modes of TPM. Confusion about “lean” coupled with a “program-of-the-month” apathy and misconceptions about maintenance and TPM all put up barriers to improving overall equipment effectiveness, the original intent of TPM. Whether you call it TPM, Lean Maintenance, or Lean Equipment Management, new methods must be used to eliminate equipment-related losses (wastes) to reduce cost and improve throughput.
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