AbstractTotal Productive Maintenance (TPM), recently interests many major industrial companies, for the need to maintain the physical assets and the continuity of work. According to the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIMP), the (TPM) is based on eight principles: focused improvement, autonomous maintenance, planned maintenance, training and skills development, initial phase management, quality maintenance, TPM in Office, and safety environment. Through the implementation of those principles, an increased productivity can be achieved by reducing faults, improving quality, delivering times when specified, improving working conditions and raising the morale of the workers. This Research focused on factors and obstacles that effect this program.
The research aims to design a framework that identifies the most important factors that affect the success of the application of TPM, as well as the tools and techniques that help in the application process. To determine the factors and obstacles when applying TPM, Libyan Iron and Steel Company LISCO has been selected as case study.
This study analyzed impediments and obstacles to the implementation procedure and revealed key success ranked factors concluding with a conceptual framework for a successful TPM implementation along with the identification of tools and techniques to support implementing TPM. Also, TPM cannot be applied unless there is cooperation and coordination between the maintenance department and other sections of the company. Accordingly, this research also provided several recommendations, includ-ng the application of the concepts and principles of TPM in the company and make it the responsibility of everyone, and work in light of the proposed improvement plan.
|Date of Award||2015|
|Supervisor||Mark Hooper (Supervisor)|