TPM which stands for Total productive Maintenance is a management concept that focuses on Bottoms-up approach and increased participation of people at all levels in decision making. SKAPS embarked on the journey of TPM in 2015 with primarily two goals in mind: Stabilization and Involvement of Everyone. Being the TPM Manager at SKAPS I can tell you this that the journey has been a challenging one but at the same time the results have been rewarding. TPM, unlike other management concepts like TQM, Six-Sigma, lean etc. gives utmost importance to empowering the floor workers and urges management to spend more time on the floor than on the computer and this is what creates the difference. I am not saying that other management concepts are inferior to TPM just because I am implementing it in SKAPS but according to me it has an edge over other concepts if implemented judiciously. TPM says that machines are the heart of any manufacturing firm and if you take care of the machines you take care of the business.
In this blog series specially dedicated to TPM I’ll be sharing various concepts of TPM, challenges faced while implementing TPM, TPM journey at SKAPS, some interesting stories from the floor and much more. You can comment, like, share your ideas about what I have to say. I am not an expert but discussions emerging from your honest feedback will lead to new and better ideas which will help us all.
TPM & Business Development Manager