How does TPM reduce loss and waste?


  • Equipment breakdown.
  • Setups and changeovers.
  • Lack of material or manpower.


  • Inadequate tools or parts for a repair.
  • Equipment design flaw.
  • Substandard material input.
  • Equipment deterioration (excessive wear, aging).
  • Poorly trained labor pool.
  • Blockages.
  • Pollution.
  • Safety problems.
  • Sporadic usage.

Product defects:

  • Poor quality output.
  • Decreased yield.
  • Excessive scrap.
  • Returns, rework and re-feed.
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