Executive Summary


TPM is one of the most effective methods of improving the delivery of maintenance service while increasing the effectiveness of the equipment. TPM has two goals; they are zero defects and zero breakdowns. To achieve these goals, TPM has four elements:
1. Maximize overall equipment effectiveness.
2. Establishes a shared system of PM for the equipment\'s complete life (takes into account the life cycle of the equipment).  PM should be modifiable based on the life stage of the equipment.
3. Must be implemented by all departments including maintenance, quality, engineering and tool/die design, operations, etc. 
4. TPM is based on the promotion of PM as a motivational technique through autonomous maintenance groups (operators have greater involvement and say about equipment).