Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is the Japanese approach to maximizing the effectiveness of machinery and equipment on the shop floor. It addresses all aspects of the operation and installation of manufacturing facilities, and relies heavily on the motivation of personnel. This book explains how TPM can benefit the manufacturing process, how it differs from traditional practices, and how it can be implemented. Shows where TPM fits with other organizational total quality initiatives; explains the benefits of TPM; describes the philosophy and the tools of TPM; and discusses the implementation of TPM. For production managers and engineers, maintenance managers, and TPM coordinators.