Improving the availability of a production line through TPM in an automotive gearbox industrial unit

Inês M. Ribeiro, Radu Godina, João C. O. Matias

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Abstract

It is ever more necessary that equipment, systems, and installations operate as long as possible without failures. And when failures occur they must be as short as possible. This is when maintenance becomes actively important through the obligation of giving a quick response, efficiently, and economically. To be successful at these types of responses, it is fundamental to continually improve the practices used in maintenance activities. This paper focuses on the use of the TPM methodology combined with a few lean thinking tools in order to optimize the availability of a critical production line in a company which produces mechanical components and gearboxes for the automotive industry. To measure the success of the implemented actions and to compare the final results with the initial situation, a few indicators were used: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering and Operations Management II - XXIV IJCIEOM 2018
EditorsNuno Melão, João Reis, Sandra Pinelas
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages149-156
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14973-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14972-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
PublisherSpringer
Volume281
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017

Conference

Conference24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period18/07/1820/07/18

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Availability
  • Lean thinking
  • OEE
  • TPM

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