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Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs. This blog, authored by experts at the Marshall Institute, will point the way to effective, efficient maintenance that adds value to your manufacturing operation.

Sustaining TPM: Develop a strategy

March 13, 2012

By Tom Furnival, Business Development Manager, Marshall Institute

The final video in the Sustaining TPM series reviews the importance of establishing a both a short and long term strategy. Creating a clear strategy plan is vital for any long term improvement effort to be sustained. Studies such as the AT Kearney study and results from the NAME award recipients (North American Maintenance Excellence) show that the best of the best have both a one- and five-year strategy plans.

Greg highlights key elements for developing a sustainable strategy:


- Create a vision statement


- Create short term plan


- Create long term plan


- Sustain change through engagement


- Follow up

Click the titles below to view the previous installments in the Sustaining TPM series by the Marshall Institute.


Gain consensus on strengths and weaknesses


Build a case for change


Develop internal expertise


Develop a strategy

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