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Manufacturing excellence through TPM implementation: a practical analysis

Rajiv Kumar Sharma (IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Dinesh Kumar (IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Pradeep Kumar (IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 February 2006




To examine the need to develop, practice and implement such maintenance practices, which not only reduce sudden sporadic failures in semi‐automated cells but also reduce both operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.


A case‐based approach in conjunction with standard tools, techniques and practices is used to discuss various issues related with TPM implementation in a semi‐automated cell.


The findings indicate that TPM not only leads to increase in efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing systems, measured in terms of OEE index, by reducing the wastages but also prepares the plant to meet the challenges put forward by globally competing economies to achieve world class manufacturing (WCM) status.


The paper presents an interesting investigation of TPM implementation issues which may help the managers/practitioners to prepare their plants/units to meet the challenges of competitive manufacturing in twenty‐first century by adopting and implementing TPM.



Sharma, R.K., Kumar, D. and Kumar, P. (2006), "Manufacturing excellence through TPM implementation: a practical analysis", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 106 No. 2, pp. 256-280.



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