“TPM is the making of products through the making of people.” –Seiichi Nakajima (Founder of TPM System)Enhance efficiency and effectiveness of your business operations and grow with Enable OpEx’s TPM Consulting Services.
What is TPM?TPM stands for Total Productive Maintenance. It is built on the premise of the lean-based approach to handling business operations. It emphasises eliminating production loss, accidents and delays caused due to ineffectiveness of equipment or a part of the equipment. Therefore keeping the equipment in an optimum condition prevents any unexpected halts in business operations and further prevents product defects. In addition, it encourages the workforce to participate in the process to accomplish optimum productivity.
Why is TPM Consulting essential for your business?TPM Consulting can help you understand the shortcomings of business operations and the effectiveness of the equipment involved in the process. Therefore, TPM consulting is essential to carry out smooth operational activities and quality management systems. Furthermore, an efficacious TPM consultancy can help your organisation provide businesses with change management techniques to assist, guide, and coach your organisation through the improvement and transformation process through practical TPM and Autonomous Maintenance solutions.
How TPM Consultancy will help in a smooth functioning of your business?An effective TPM consultancy will help in a smooth functioning of your business, here is how: Prioritising Routine Maintenance: We know that keeping an eye on maintenance and identifying machinery faults is crucial for smooth production. Most companies feel reluctant or think maintenance is costly and time-consuming. However, it can lead to serious safety issues if not taken care of. But with a practical TPM application, we provide proper assistance to businesses to combine routine maintenance in their operation schedule to avoid any halts or breakdowns of the equipment. As a result, regular maintenance can help enterprises save time and money in the long run. Accelerate Manufacturing Process: Our consultancy team can help your business better manage their equipment and log history. It improves the flow of information and speeds up maintenance and total manufacturing time. In addition, TPM helps you enhance the capabilities of your people, processes, and overall facilities. TPM can be tailored to your specific manufacturing environment, corporate goals, and difficulties. Create Strong Maintenance Rules: Creating strict maintenance rules helps your organisation to stay more disciplined and devoted to equipment maintenance. Abiding by specific maintenance rules will lead to zero equipment breakdown. It will eventually reflect positively on the productivity levels and the smooth production process.
The Five S (5S) of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)The 5S gears up the Total Productive Maintenance and sets the maintenance tasks for an organization in motion. 5S has been demonstrated to boost factors such as productivity and quality and is particularly helpful in improving organizational KPIs. The steps include in 5S are:
- SORT: Sorting includes noting what kind of tools, equipment and materials are worthwhile and which can be eliminated.
- STRAIGHTEN: It includes streamlining and arranging items in the appropriate sequence to eliminate needless mobility and travels between working groups and places as effectively as possible.
- SHINE: As the name suggests, it refers to all the housekeeping work undertaken to tidy up and upkeep the workspace.
- STANDARDIZE: It includes creating timetables and schedules to inculcate habits of keeping the workplace organized.
- SUSTAIN: Maintain focus on continuing the TPM approach and concepts for long-term use.
The Eight Pillars of TPMTPM’s eight pillars are primarily concerned with proactive and preventative strategies for increasing equipment reliability:
- Autonomous Maintenance
- Focused Improvement
- Planned Maintenance
- Quality management
- Early/equipment management
- Education and Training
- Administrative & office TPM
- Safety Health Environmental conditions
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Why do I need TPM consultancy for my business?
By getting TPM consultancy, you can understand and figure out the inefficient and outdated processes that have been holding back your business's growth. Then, our experts will guide how to leverage TPM to improve your business's overall productivity.
How does a TPM consultant work with a business?
TPM Consultants assist clients in assessing their present condition of production capacity, developing a feasible development plan, and assisting in the execution and measurement of the proposed improvements.
How is TPM beneficial for my business?
Ever heard of the saying "Prevention is better than cure"? TPM also works on a similar philosophy. Think of it as a preventive tonic for your machines and equipment. It increases the health of equipment; prevents sudden breakdowns and stoppages, which might affect your company's productivity in the long run.
There are specific goals that your business can achieve through a practical TPM; they are:
- TPM methods help your staff develop teamwork and confidence.
- It reduces the number of accidents and repairs.
- You can avoid wastage of product, time and material in an ever-changing economic environment.
- When equipment and goods satisfy corporate requirements, you can save money.
- It helps you maintain a clean and well-organized work environment.
Advantages of TPM include less unplanned maintenance and downtime for equipment, lower production costs, increased workplace safety, greater employee satisfaction, and increased quality with minor defects.
The biggest challenge of implementing TPM in a business is the reluctance and resistance to change. Since TPM is a continuous improvement lean methodology, it may require an entire paradigm shift in your workflow process and multiple revisions of the work process. To carry out changes like that, one must go all in with full time, attention and effort.
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