Integrative total productive maintenance: Lean practices

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Conference Proceeding

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A key aspect of lean manufacturing practices is the implementation of an integrative total productive maintenance (TPM) system. Manufacturers and others implementing lean practices need to understand the importance of employee involvement and support of an integrative TPM approach. The paper seeks to discuss the summary of findings in a union environment that support and impede the implementation of integrated TPM as a part of lean practices.

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© 2005 POMS. Publisher’s version of record: https://www.pomsmeetings.org/

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POM 2005 Sixteenth Annual Conference of POMS: "OM Frontiers: Winds of Change"