3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a holistic approach to maintenance which sets goals of:

  • no breakdowns
  • no slow or reduced running
  • no product defects
  • no accidents.

TPM shares responsibility for maintenance between equipment operators and maintenance technicians and engineers. The scope of TPM includes unscheduled maintenance prevention (through design or selection of easy-to-service equipment), equipment improvements, preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance (determining when to replace components before they fail).