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Difficulties observed when implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM): empirical evidences from the manufacturing sector

Arromba, Iara Franchi and Anholon, Rosley and Rampasso, Izabela Simon and Silva, Dirceu and Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves and Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio and Leal Filho, Walter (2021) Difficulties observed when implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM): empirical evidences from the manufacturing sector. Gestão & Produção, 28 (3). ISSN 0104-530X

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Abstract

This article analyses the difficulties observed in adopting the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program in production systems. The research strategies used for this purpose consisted of a literature review, a panel of experts and a survey with professionals working in manufacturing companies. Altogether, 69 market professionals took part in the survey and the collected data was analyzed through the PLS-SEM technique. Results indicate that there is a causal relationship between difficulties associated with the planning phase of a TPM program and issues associated with its implementation. This is an original research and the results are valuable to business professionals desiring to properly implement TPM, as well for researchers interested in the mechanics of total productive maintenance system’s adoption.

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