Total Productive Maintenance has resulted in a strong partnership among operations, maintenance, and engineering. In the US, however, TPM is often identified only with operator-assisted maintenance, also known as Basic Equipment Care, or Autonomous Maintenance. While basic equipment care is only a piece of the whole TPM puzzle, many companies find the term "Total Productive Maintenance" difficult because of the implication of the word "MAINTENANCE". Clearly, the process is more far-reaching.
Traditional TPM vs. TPM/TPRBased on our new TPM/TPR Implementation Model, this progressive, updated course sets forth an implementation strategy for assisting an organization in understanding their current situation, the value of change, developing the required support structure, and strategy for implementing and sustaining reliability improvement.
By taking the original concepts of Total Productive Maintenance.... . . analyzing current systems
. . . developing a structured implementation strategy
. . . utilizing internal resources
. . . motivating a sense of pride and ownership
. . . empowering companies to make it work for them . . .
And adding structured tools......such as Root Cause Analysis, PM Optimization, and others, we have refined TPM into Total Process Reliability "TPR".
We have created a strong strategic planning process to embed and sustain support for TPR. We have added the development of process guides to standardize systems.
As a result, Marshall Institute has established TPR as our approach to improving operational reliability of major assets.