1st Edition

Practical TPM
Successful Equipment Management at Agilent Technologies

ISBN 9781563272424
Published January 5, 2001 by Productivity Press
384 Pages

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Agilent Technologies, formerly Hewlett-Packard's Test and Measurement Division, operates an integrated circuit fabrication plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guided by Masaji Taijiri, the author of 7 Steps to Autonomous Maintenance (see page 34), author Jim Leflar and his team at Agilent developed a complete TPM program for the complex equipment on their shop floor. Drawn from these experiences, Practical TPM is a must read for anyone who wants to begin successful TPM implementation.

Part I explains the fundamental concepts of TPM, including the six basic principles of TPM, the goals of TPM, cultural changes resulting from TPM, and the keys to successful implementation. Part II — the heart of the book — describes, in step-by-step detail, the evolution of Agilent's TPM program. Each phase is clearly defined and demonstrated; the working tools and systems developed by the Agilent TPM team in the process are discussed at length. To conclude, Part III focuses on developing a vision and a strategy for your own successful TPM program.

Replete with annotated photographs and illustrations documenting Agilent's successful program, Practical TPM: Successful Equipment Management at Agilent Technologies offers an invaluable roadmap to TPM implementation.

The book covers:

  • A step-by-step TPM program as implemented at a major US corporation
  • The 5-why analysis method
  • Examples of one-point lessons
  • Using visual controls in a TPM program
  • Tools for understanding equipment failures
  • Improving machine productivity
  • Improvement metrics
  • Master checklists and forms
  • Developing activity boards
  • Appendices containing examples of maintenance training materials

For a PDF file with the preface and table of contents click here.

For a PDF file with the first chapter click here.

Table of Contents

1. TPM Fundamentals
2. Improving Machine Performance
3. The Team Approach
4. Step 1: Restore Equipment to "New" Condition
5. Step 2: Identify Complete Maintenance Plans
6. Step 3: Implement Maintenance Plans with Precision
7. Step 4: Prevent Recurring Machine Failures
8. Step 5: Improve Machine Productivity
9. Vision, Strategy and Tactical Plan
10. Focusing Machine Improvement Activities
11. Improvement Metrics
12. Managing New Behaviors
13. Team Activity Boards
14. Sustaining TPM Changes
15. Final Thoughts

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