TPM Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance is a lean six sigma framework that stands on 5 pillars that are elimination of main problems, autonomous maintenance, planned maintenance, early management of new equipment, education & training on the job. TPM framework below also lists target agreement systems and target tracking, as well as teamwork, continuous improvement process, cleanliness, order and discipline as key components of the TPM model. The diagram below explains the details of the TPM framework.

Push vs pull system

Push vs pull system diagram below explains the difference between two key lean six sigma process types. Push system is when material is pushed into downstream workstations regardless of whether resources are available. Pull system – materials are pulled to a workstation just as it is needed. Push thus is effective make all we can just in case while pull is make what is needed when we need it. The diagram below summarizes the differences between the push and pull methods.