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Implementation of total productive maintenance (TPM) in automotive industry

Bon, Abdul Talib and Lim, Ping Ping Implementation of total productive maintenance (TPM) in automotive industry. Business Engineering and Industrial Application (ISBEIA), 2011.

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Nowadays, consumers expect manufacturers to provide excellent quality, reliable delivery and competitive pricing. This demands that the manufacturer's machines and processes are highly reliable. In order to possess highly reliable machines to make sure smooth manufacturing process, many organizations have implemented Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) as the enabling tool to maximize the effectiveness of equipment by setting and maintaining the optimum relationship between people and their machines. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is used as a measure when evaluating the result of TPM. This paper intends to find out the difference between before and after the TPM implementation to OEE result. Comparison between before and after the implementation of TPM is carried out to see the difference that TPM can bring to an organization. Elements that constitute the OEE equation will be analyzed in order to identify which one that affects OEE result. After identifying, improvement will be made on that element so that OEE result will be improved ultimately. The approach used in this paper is experimental and the instruments used to collect data are observation and interview. Microsoft Excel is used to analyze data obtained and calculate OEE. Hence, TPM is a useful tool in helping firm to achieve optimal manufacturing process. By being able to achieve this level of maintenance, an organization will be able to reap competitive advantages brought by TPM, thus, producing quality products that manage to satisfy customers and subsequently generating greater profits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive industry; overall equipment effectiveness; total productive maintenance
Subjects: T Technology > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 01:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 01:16
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3227
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