Industry 4.0 is disrupting manufacturing on multiple fronts – from production throughput, predictive maintenance and quality, to supply chain and inventory management. While this wave of innovation is being greeted with much enthusiasm by a traditionally conservative industry, a clear strategy for deployment and ongoing management is required to successfully adopt Industry 4.0 technologies. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a lean manufacturing approach developed in Japan in 1971. The approach includes a number of methodologies still widely used today such as the Six Big Losses, and is well suited to the smart factory and its IoT use cases. In a nutshell, Total Productive Maintenance is a system for optimizing maintenance and reaching a state of perfect efficiency in production.
Feb-19-2019, 16:12:03 GMT