Challenge to world‐class manufacturing

H. Yamashina (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Publication date: 1 March 2000


Deals with the basic requirements for world‐class manufacturing and discusses the role of total productive maintenance (TPM) in helping to achieve world‐class manufacturing. Examines the roles of TPM in TQM and JIT. Finally, impacts of TPM on the culture and structure of the organization are discussed and pitfalls of TPM implementation are dealt with. Provides an in‐depth look at the development of Japanese manufacturing strategy and concludes with the view that the first step to world‐class manufacturing is to implement TPM successfully and to create an active organization.



Yamashina, H. (2000), "Challenge to world‐class manufacturing", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 132-143.




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