A TPM strategy implementation in an automotive production line through loss reduction

M. D. O. dos Reis, R. Godina, C. Pimentel, F. J. G. Silva, J. C. O. Matias

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In this paper the implementation of a total productive maintenance (TPM) plan is described for the reliability of an automotive production line of machining and assembly. This production line is considered critical for the industrial unit in this case study. In order to improve the current state of the machines operating on the production line, several steps were made in order to identify the potential anomalies. The used strategy is the reduction of losses caused by machine failures, the focus of which is the development of problem identification actions such as accelerated degradations, forced degradations and subsequent correction of anomalies. Another focus is the restoration of the state of reference, in case of being in agreement with the current process, and the development of actions to avoid the occurrence of new malfunctions and faults. Several improving actions were performed after identifying several challenges. In this analysis, it was possible to assess that the operating income of the line evolved positively from the moment the actions began to be implemented. In the end an 18% increase was obtained in operating results compared to the initial period of analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-915
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event29th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2019 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


  • Automotive industry
  • Loss reduction
  • Mean time to repair
  • Reliability
  • Total productive maintenance

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