Browse Publications Technical Papers 2010-36-0307
2010-10-06

Integrating Total Productive Maintenance and Product Development Process through Design for Manufacturing and Assembling Methodology 2010-36-0307

Product development process (PDP) is a strategic element for organization's success, linking the market to the company. In spite of this, manufacturing can be considered as PDP's first customer, with requirements and constraints in order to maximize new product fabrication efficiency. In a wide range of manufacturing elements, production systems availability is critical for operation performance. To this end, companies have invested resources on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) implementation, in which its main purpose consists in policies, practices and activities to improve efficiency through manufacturing system life cycle management approach. However, some TPM concepts have not been investigated accurately yet, one of them is to explore how to integrate TPM into PDP through a structured method. Therefore, this paper objective's is to investigate the integration between TPM and PDP using for such end, possibilities on Design for Manufacturing and Assembling (DFMA) methodology application. Through a case study in an auto parts company, with the application of the concepts investigated in this article, it is possible to verify TPM concepts application earlier on product development through DFMA.

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