This book provides an understanding of the complexity and comprehensiveness of the total productive maintenance (TPM) process. It supplements works by Japanese authors with guidance and detail on how the TPM process relates to North American plants or facilities.
1. Introduction 2. Success of TPM in Japan - JIPM 3. Preparatory Stage of TPM 4. Implementation Stage of TPM 5. The Seven Levels of Autonomous Maintenance 6. Unions and TPM 7. Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness 8. TPM and Theory of Constraints / Continuous Flow Manufacturing 9. TPM and Benchmarking 10. Successful TPM Companies