The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize the integration of total productive maintenance (TPM) and ISO 9001 certification by contributing a model named as TPM 9001:2008.
In the beginning of the paper, the origin, growth and capabilities of TPM and ISO 9001 certification in enabling the organizations to perform at world class level are appraised by citing research outcomes reported in literature arena. The information and knowledge thus gathered from literature arena are used to conceptualize TPM 9001:2008 model. Through this conceptualization, the eight TPM pillars are fitted into the five major clauses of ISO 9001:2008 standard. In order to illustrate this conceptualization, the contents of a sub-clause of TPM 9001:2008 model are presented and the rationale behind designating it is appraised.
TPM 9001:2008 model brings out synergy from the two renowned world class strategies namely “TPM” and “ISO 9001 certification”.
The paper points out that the practical validity of TPM 9001:2008 model shall be established by conducting real time case studies in various organizations.
This paper presents a unique approach for integrating TPM elements with ISO 9001:2008 standard based quality management system, as a single framework benefiting the contemporary organizations.
Sivaram, N.M., Devadasan, S.R., Murugesh, R., Karthi, S. and Sreenivasa, C.G. (2014), "Synergising total productive maintenance elements with ISO 9001:2008 standard based quality management system", The TQM Journal, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 534-549. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-08-2012-0059
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