Discusses the need for improving maintenance practices in order toincrease profits, with reference to the Japanese concept of totalproductive maintenance. Considers that plant reliability is essential toattain the full benefits of automated production methods, yet manyWestern companies understand the need to automate without accepting theneed to maintain. Proposes a seven step plan to autonomous maintenance,focusing on cleaning, inspection, and orderliness.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1990