Productivity Improvement with Equipment Owner TPM Management at Toyota Manufacturing USA: Highly Reliable Production System for Expanding Global Production

Hirohisa Sakai, Pengjiu Li


The equipment reliability plays a critical role in business success because degradation in equipment condition negatively impacts plants’ output. When Toyota Motor Corporation operates overseas plants, equipment reliability management is one of the most important hurdles for global production which has to be overcome. It is important to develop an equipment reliability management program to minimize support from Japan to let overseas plants become self-reliant.

This article explains how the Advanced TPS can be applied specifically to the equipment reliability process with equipment owner Total Production Maintenance (TPM). This business process focuses on managing equipment reliability to meet the business goals of Toyota Manufacturing USA.

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