Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management

Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management (Paperback)

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 Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management
Purdue University Press
7.00" x 9.25"

Book Description

With its easy-to-read writing style, Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management provides a strong yet practical foundation on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). This comprehensive practical guide departs from the wait-failure-emergency repair cycle that plagues many industries today. Instead, this text takes a proactive and productive maintenance approach, focusing on how to avoid failure in the first place. By using real-world case studies in every chapter, the author reinforces the importance of sound and proactive maintenance practices. The use of end-of-chapter problems and discussion questions helps to solidify concepts presented. Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management is a powerful educational tool for students as well as maintenance professionals and managers.

Students and instructors, please note: The contents of this Purdue UP paperback edition are the same as the latest edition previously published by Prentice Hall in 2004 (ISBN 9780130966575). If you already have that edition, do not buy this one.

Book Reviews

Book News, Inc.

Productivity and reliability-based maintenance management.Stephens, Matthew P. Purdue University Press, ©2010;318 p.;$75.00 978-1-55753-592-4 This manual of best practices in industrial maintenance presents an overview of scientific approaches to maintenance management planning and the implementation of the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system. The work is divided into nine sections beginning with an introduction to maintenance activities and planning and continuing with discussions of maintenance timeline analysis, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, testing and evaluation, implementing TPM, TPM process and tools, facilities maintenance planning and controls and computerized management systems. Chapters outline specific strategies and instructions and include illustrations and photographs as well as example documents. Stephens is a professor of industrial technology at Purdue University. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

About the Author(s):

Matthew P. Stephens is a professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the College of Technology at Purdue University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in facilities planning, statistical quality control, and productivity- and reliability-based maintenance management. Stephens holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Arkansas, with specialization in operations management and statistics. He spent nine years with several manufacturing and business enterprises, and he has been involved as a consultant with a number of major manufacturing companies. Stephens has numerous publications to his credit including several internationally adopted textbooks.