Total Productive Maintenance - Konzept einer mitarbeiterorientierten Instandhaltung.
Total productive maintenance - the conception of maintenance oriented to employes
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is, like the conceptions of Lean Production, Just-In-Time and Human Resource Management, a valuable contribution to Total Quality Management. The ultimate goal is to increase the quality of the product, the process, and the enterprise. Its orientation away from organizational structures based on a division of labour runs parallel to a reduction of stocks and orientation of customers, along with a cut of production costs by diminishing the production depths. Just-in-time production, however, is dependent on effective conceptions for quality management, maintenance and the conversion of production facilities, due to its high sensitivity to disturbances.