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).