publication . Article . 2011

Performance Improvement through Implementation of Lean Maintenance

S. Kolanjiappan; Dr. K. Maran;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Journal of Commerce and Trade, volume 6, issue 2 October, pages 100-106
Lean Maintenance is a relatively new term, invented in the last decade of the twentieth century, but the principles are well established in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Lean Maintenance—taking its lead from Lean Manufacturing—applies some new techniques to TPM concepts to render a more structured implementation path. Tracing its roots back to Henry Ford with modern refinements born in Japanese manufacturing, specifically the Toyota Production System (TPS). Lean seeks to eliminate all forms of waste in the manufacturing process—including waste in the maintenance operation. Plants can accelerate their improvements with much lower risk through the elim...
free text keywords: Kanban, Total Productive maintaince, Predictive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, jel:R00, jel:Z0

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