TPM and effective plant utilisation

Tom Bagot, Bob Hunt

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As increasing competition drives New South Wales industry toward higher efficiency, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) would seem a valuable tool. In this paper, academic literature on TPM, which is sparse (only two other empirical studies), is summarised. The hypothesis that TPM will improve plant effectiveness in NSW is considered in order to gain a perspective of the potential of TPM to improve plant effectiveness in a more complex mix of industries than existing research has established. The results of the research are discussed, and the conclusions are presented as the basis for investigating potential for improving plant effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChange management
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 7th International Conference on ISO 9000 and TQM
EditorsSamuel K. M. Ho, John F. Dalrymple
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT & Hong Kong Baptist University
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9628610767
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on ISO 9000 and TQM (7th : 2002) - Melbourne
Duration: 2 Apr 20024 Apr 2002


ConferenceInternational Conference on ISO 9000 and TQM (7th : 2002)


  • TPM
  • plant effectiveness
  • maintenance
  • management
  • strategy
  • TQM


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