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Total productive maintenance and sustainability performance: resource-based view perspective

Ashutosh Samadhiya (Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India)
Rajat Agrawal (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Article publication date: 14 July 2023




Sustainability performances (SPs) are the most crucial performances for an organisation in today's world, and they can be measured by economic, social, and environmental metrics. Previous research has not been clear on the role of total productive maintenance (TPM) in the context of sustainability, which motivates the authors to investigate the relationship between TPM and various SPs of the manufacturing firm. Therefore, current research investigates the relationship between TPM and the overall sustainability of the manufacturing firm from the perspective of resource-based view (RBV) theory.


The current study proposed, tested and validated a conceptual framework using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). A total of 326 responses were received to validate the conceptual framework in smartsPLS 3.0 software.


The research outcomes indicate that TPM considerably impacts a manufacturing firm's economic, environmental and social performance.

Research limitations/implications

This research demonstrates that outstanding shop floor behaviour, such as TPM, can become an important asset to offer competitive advantages in a manufacturing firm. Similarly, TPM might serve as a roadmap for leveraging overall sustainability for manufacturing companies. The study indicates the establishment of a sustainability-oriented training protocol while practising TPM.


No past investigation indicates that a shop floor activity like TPM could be used as an input to offer sustainability in a single index for a manufacturing firm from the perception of RBV theory.



Samadhiya, A. and Agrawal, R. (2023), "Total productive maintenance and sustainability performance: resource-based view perspective", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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