A framework for benchmarking appropriate productive maintenance

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    Addresses problems with the practical implementation of total productive maintenance (TPM), and presents a rather appropriate approach to TPM implementation. This approach is termed by the author as appropriate productive maintenance (APM). The APM concept offers a rigorous methodology that utilises several tools to achieve a world-class manufacturing (WCM) status. A modelling tool, called IDEFO, is used to map the whole process. Presents a nine-step framework for formulating the APM programme. Concludes that the integration of operational tools can contribute towards developing a strategic world class maintenance programme. Describes a computerised maintenance system, developed at a company in the automotive sector in the UK, as a practical example of the issues presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)792-799
    Number of pages8
    JournalManagement Decision
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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