TPM leading to Total Production Management

Kamath, Nagaraj H and Rodrigues, Lewlyn L R (2016) TPM leading to Total Production Management. Quality - Access to Success, 17 (155). pp. 88-93. ISSN 1582-2559

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the appropriateness of System Dynamics (SD) as a tool for obtaining a total productive environment in an offset machine of a commercial printing press, which in this research will be termed as “Total Production Management”. Considering the case of a multicolor sheet feed offset machine, socio-technical variables and empirical research, an attempt is made in this research, to develop a SD model for Total Production Management, which is a novel approach. By controlling the Socio-technical variables, this model will simulate or predict the behavior of the important print performance parameters like: quality, cost and delivery time. Methodology – System Dynamics methodology was used in this research, to build an integrated dynamic simulation model called Total Production Management model for an offset printing machine. Findings – It was possible to identify different Socio-technical variables involved in the model of Total Production Management and their influence on the required printing performance like: cost, delivery and quality. Hence this can help managers in making efficient decisions regarding printing operation. Social implications – Since SD methodology is used, issues of sustainability are ensured and Socio-technical system theoretical frame work is considered for model building

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: printing operation, total productive maintenance, system dynamics and total production management.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Printing and Media
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 15:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 15:34

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