Evaluating the impact of Total Productive Maintenance elements on a manufacturing process

Mthetheleli Joseph Kwaso, Arnesh Telukdarie

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Variety of Process improvement tools exist; with each having a similar goal which is to enhance the performance of the business. Total Productive Maintenance (Total Productive Maintenance) is not only a maintenance strategy, but also a business improvement tool that companies use to remain competitive whilst improving customer's satisfaction and reliability. The purpose of this research is to understand the impact of the TPM elements and their performance roles on the facility as a whole. A South African manufacturing firm in the process of implementing TPM is studied, to assess the progress made during the implementation process and the learnings that come with it. The data collected before and after TPM implementation at the company used in this case study is used to calculate the availability, performance efficiency, quality rate, and the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The result showed that OEE consistently improved its value above Eighty percent (80%) from implementation. This improvement indicates the TPM pillars capability in enhancing business, underpinning these elements as crucial for a successful implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-557
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberJUL
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 26 Jul 201827 Jul 2018


  • Business improvement
  • Maintenance strategy
  • Manufacturing
  • OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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