on August 27, 2001
Three years ago I used to work for a corporation that used absorbed the TPM (Total Prodictive Maintenance) methodology and made it its own with certain in house touches.
As you may know TPM consists of several pillars, one of which is Focused Improvements (or FI, as it is sometimes called). The FI pillar is focused on reducing critical losses which are beyond the scope of the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and Progressive Maintenance (PM) pillars.
This nice little book happens to show a good deal of samples of how to put to practice this methodology, beginning by quantifying and analyzing the loss at hand, determining ideal states, and developing action plans to achieve them.
It's highly recommendable for people who work on a manufacturing floor.