Maintenance Management. Maintenance management is A systematic approach to upkeep and running of resources To keep the resources in a working condition and ensure that they are put to productive use in their life To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating System
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Cost of maintenance
Impact on the equipment
The general tendency for maintaining a machine is to adopt a strategy of “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. This leads to disruption in production, defective parts, delayed deliveries and added costs.
The next stage is “Preventive maintenance” where using some statistical means or historical data failure of machine parts is predicted and before that actually happens you go ahead and replace that part e.g. A bearing or a tool.
Maintenance management to improve productivity and competitiveness in manufacturing firms
Involves zero breakdowns, zero losses and zero accidents
This all leads to zero defects
This new approach is called Total Productive Maintenance.
Basically preventive maintenance with a view of productivity and competitiveness. It is an improvement methodology with the use of employee empowerment
TPM is a Blend of preventive maintenance with the philosophy of TQM