Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management

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9780130966575: Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management

For courses in Quality Control and Maintenance Management taught in departments of Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Engineering Technology.

This text provides a strong, yet practical, foundation in and understanding of the concepts and practices of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Management, a proactive asset and resource management strategy that is based on enhancing equipment reliability and overall enterprise productivity. This educational and practical guide stresses the departure from the wait-failure-emergency repair cycle that has plagued too many industries; instead, it emphasizes the fundamentals of a proactive and productive maintenance strategy—avert failure by avoiding it first. Relevant and real-world case studies used in every chapter focus on the importance of sound maintenance practices; and problems and discussion questions summarize and solidify concepts.

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Matthew P. Stephens is a professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Industrial Technology at Purdue University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in total productive maintenance management (TPM), facilities planning, and statistical quality control. Professor Stephens holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Arkansas, with specialization in operations management and statistics.

Prior to joining academe, Dr. Stephens spent nine years with several manufacturing and business enterprises, including flatbed trailer and washer and dryer manufacturers. He also has been extensively involved as a consultant with a number of major manufacturing companies.

Professor Stephens has numerous publications to his credit in the areas of productivity and quality improvements and lean production systems. He is the coauthor of Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2000). He has served various professional organizations including the National Association of Industrial Technology and the American Society for Quality, of which he is a Senior Member and a Certified Quality Engineer.

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With its easy-to-read writing style, Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management provides a strong yet practical foundation on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). This comprehensive practical guide departs from the wait-failure-emergency repair cycle that plagues many industries today. Instead, this text takes a proactive and productive maintenance approach, focusing on how to avoid failure in the first place.

Using real-world case studies in every chapter reinforces the importance of sound and proactive maintenance practices. The use of end-of-chapter problems and discussion questions helps to solidify concepts presented in each chapter. Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management is a powerful educational tool for students as well as maintenance professionals and managers.

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