Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to Improve Laboratory Performance
Rosario López, Ayechia M.
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Total Productive Maintenance is a methodology focused on the improvement of equipment performance. Is a concept mainly employed in the manufacturing operations in which the equipment performance is constantly monitored to reduce the impact in the yield. This research records the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance into the laboratory operation and how the equipment performance improved. The implementation consisted in the identification of equipment losses, performance indicator identification, the assessment of the preventive maintenance program and in the implementation of 5S tools. The focus relied in a reduction of equipment issues and malfunctions increasing the availability of the equipment issues and malfunctions increasing the availability of the equipment and improving the laboratory performance. Key Terms ⎯ Improvement, Laboratories, Performance, Total Productive Maintenance.