The Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) movement at TAFE was recognised by JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) for TPM Excellence in Category A for the year 2011, certainly a commendable achievement by the TPM Team and yet another landmark for TAFE, in its pursuit of excellence.
The TPM journey began at TAFE Sembiam Plant in May 2007 and the TPM kick off took place in April 2008. Our efforts during the TPM journey had been made enjoyable with the introduction of new tools for management in line with the JIPM TPM framework. This helped us deliver superior quality at low cost, cut down probability of complaints, reduce manufacturing lead time and new product development time, make our people more conscious about safety and to create a safe and pollution free work environment; and definitely enhanced the knowledge and skills of our production and maintenance team.
Once again, congratulations to the entire TPM Team for this prestigious recognition!