TPM - A Route to World Class Performance - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750644471, 9780080519487

TPM - A Route to World Class Performance

2nd Edition

A Route to World Class Performance

Authors: Peter Willmott Dennis McCarthy
eBook ISBN: 9780080519487
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750644471
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 17th November 2000
Page Count: 264
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Total productive maintenance (TPM), a Japanese management protocol developed to alleviate production losses caused by machine breakdowns has moved on.

Through TPM, more companies accept the concept of Zero Breakdowns as achievable. From the foundation of zero breakdowns, world class plants are able to run for complete shifts without the need for intervention. TPM is still pushing back the boundaries of what was thought possible.

Driven by the proven principles of TPM, the book emphasises the need to build on existing good practices and to win commitment by delivering results.

The book provides a practical guide to delivering TPM benefits and is based on the authors' first hand experience of seeing TPM in Japan. It adapts these benefits to suit the strategic needs of companies across four continents.

"TPM A Route to World Class Performance" builds on Peter Willmott's earlier book, "TPM the Western Way", updating the scope of applications and tools. The TPM route map is updated to include the journey to zero breakdowns and beyond. It also provides a systematic structure to evolve from the classic Total Productive Maintenance towards Total Productive Manufacturing and deliver a Totally Productive Operation capable of world leading performance.


Maintenance managers and engineers, production managers, manufacturing engineering departments, students, industrial training schemes.

Table of Contents

Putting TPM into perspective from Total Productive Maintenance to Total Productive Manufacturing; Assessing the true costs and benefits of TPM; The top-down and bottom-up realities of TPM; Techniques to Deliver TPM principles; The TPM Improvement Plan; Applying the TPM improvement plan; Planning and launching the TPM pilot; Managing the TPM journey; TPM for equipment designers and suppliers; TPM in Administration; Case Studies.


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About the Author

Peter Willmott

Affiliations and Expertise

Mananging Director, WCS International

Dennis McCarthy

As a TPM expert, Dennis has pioneered the integration of TPM with Lean and Six Sigma improvement processes as a lever for cross functional collaboration and high performance teamwork. Described by one senior international manager as a true 'Sensei of Change', he has supported many well-respected and award winning companies including 3M, Ford, General Motors, GE, IKEA, Heineken and Johnson Matthey across Europe, India, USA, China and Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, DAK Consulting, UK


'The ongoing management and development of TPM will be aided considerably by the use of this very thorough and practical should be on every production manager's desk, ready for use.' Quality World, June 2001 'a practical guide to delivering TPM benefits in manufacturing environments' Quality World, Feb. 2001

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