Implementation and Effects of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to implement the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in the Milk Industry. The
paper aims to develop a methodology to increase production rate by minimising the downtime of machines and chances of
breakdown and increasing the availability that will enhance Overall Equipment Efficiency.
Design/Methodology/Approach - The methodology is based on analysing the reliability of data of a milk plant . where the
steps could be traced to implement the TPM through Autonomous Maintenance that will further improve the maintenance
policies of the mechanical equipment. Also the continuous and thorough inspection of production pocess is achieved though
management of overall equipment efficiency.
Finding - The goal of development methodology is to bring competitive advantages, such as increasing the productivity;
improving the quality of the product; and reducing the cost of production line and wastage due to breakdowns in machines.
Practical Implementations - TPM in milk industry will as increase in productivity, improve the quality of the product,
reducing the cost of production line and wastage due to breakdowns in machines and providing a healthier and safe work
environment. It can help to improve the design and operation of the production line .
Originality - This paper presents the implementation of TPM in a Verka Milk Plant (Hoshiarpur) to generalising the process
of implementation of TPM in Milk Plant.
Keywords - TPM, OEE, Reactive or Breakdown Maintenance (RM), Preventive Maintenance (PM) ,Predictive Maintenance