The Clinton plant of Asten, Incorporated (South Carolina) introduced total productive maintenance (TPM) in 1989 the year the company’s management committed to compete for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The plant adapted TPM developer Nakajima’s 12-step plan (below) for implementation: 1. Announcement 2. Education campaign for limited maintenance personnel, operators and managers 3. TPM committee and TPM team establishment 4. TPM policy institution 5. TPM master plan 6. TPM kic...

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5.5.4 Schedule & perform maintenance
11.6.3 Manage facilities

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