TPM: Senses in Maintenance. Is TPM the cyclical and preventive replacement of parts and subsystems that is carried out with the help of a CMMS class program? Not at all. Replacing components is only the end result of a certain type of work culture – a technical work culture in which one of the most important driving elements is an operator and the Daily Inspection carried out by him. How long should this inspection take? 8 hours. This is how long an effective inspection, as part of Autonomous Maintenance, should take. Should a machine be stopped during this time, and should this time be unproductive? No!!! This is the time when the machine is working and the production process is carried out. How can this be done? Using your 5 senses as part of TPM – Autonomous Maintenance. Below is my interpretation of the 5 senses in TPM.
Because they are free
I was lucky that everything I learned about Lean, Kaizen, or production optimization started in a Japanese company. There, under the supervision of Japanese staff and during training in Japan, I learned how to approach the Continuous Improvement process. Over time, I also learned about other practices in other companies.
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