Overall Productivity Maintenance

- 5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. They all start with the letter "S". The list describes how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. The decision-making process usually comes from a dialogue about standardization, which builds understanding among employees of how they should do the work.
- TPM was developed in the 1970's as a method of involving machine operators in the preventive maintenance of their machines - a reaction to increasing specialization and centralization of the maintenance function that had created division-of-labor barriers between operators and the maintenance of their machines and equipment.Autonomous maintenance activities tap the knowledge and skill of the people who work with the equipment on a daily basis, and gives operators a stake in the performance of the equipment. This involvement is part of a larger philosophy of continuous improvement, or Kaizen, that touches all shop floor activities. Involving machine operators also makes the regular maintenance people more productive by focusing them on more extensive preventive maintenance (PM) tasks.The overriding objective of TPM is the elimination of LOSSES. Losses, or waste, includes equipment downtime, defects, scrap, accidents, wasted energy, and labor inefficiency.Equipment reliability is a cornerstone of a lean production system. With little or no buffer inventories, equipment failures directly impact production volumes and customer service, so effective preventive maintenance is a critical activity. By bringing together people from all departments concerned with equipment into a comprehensive PM system, equipment effectiveness is raised to the highest possible level.

- Safer Working Environment.
- Improved Equipment Reliability - Uptime.
- Increased Capacity.
- Increased Productivity.
- Improved Quality.
- Company Financial Performance and Job Security.