TPM was introduced to achieve the following objectives . the important ones are listed below:
a. Avoid wastage in a quickly changing economic environment.
b. Producing goods without reducing product quality.
c. Reduce cost.
d. Produce a low batch quantity at the earliest possible time.
e. Goods send to the customers must be non defective.
Similarities and Differences between TQM and TPM
The TPM program closely resembles the popular Total Quality Management ( TQM) program. Many of the tools which as employee empowerment, benchmarking, documentation, etc, use in TQM are used to implement and optimize TPM.
Following are the similarities between the two.
a. Total commitment to he program by upper level management is required in both programmes.
b. Employee must be empowered to initiate corrective action, and
c. A long range outlook must be accepted as TPM may take a year or more to implement and is an ongoing process. Changes in employee mind set towards their job responsibilities must take place as well.