Adoption of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) techniques in the power sector that result in cutting wastage and improving productivity could have vast benefits for industries, experts said on Tuesday.

Addressing the inaugural of a two-day conference on TPM hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), A.V. Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi, noted that the energy sector had huge potential to reduce wastage and also enhance productivity if TPM systems were implemented.

TPM deployment in the power sector would bring in zero wastage, thereby maximising the availability of power to the country, he said.

Sustainable journey

Noting that TPM had been a sustainable journey that had been validated through effective implementation by industries and industry leaders, Mr. Krishnan said.

TPM tools and techniques were not applicable for industries but were as relevant for offices. Performance management tools such as TPM, 5S or lean technology were aimed at improving efficiency and enhancing business results.

“Excellence, in essence, is a combination of customer satisfaction and business success,” he said.

V. Narasimhan, Chairman, TPM Club India & Executive Director, Brakes India Ltd; Foundry Division said while 161 companies across the country had already implemented TPM, the target was to reach 250 companies over the next three years.

Sarita Nagpal, Deputy Director General, CII, stressed the advocacy of companies being focused on the “next concept” and keeping an organisation constantly thinking ahead.

Noting that there was potential for immense benefits if the TPM practices could be introduced in the power sector, Ms. Nagpal said the Ministry of Heavy Industries had responded favourably to a CII proposal for implementation of TPM in public sector undertakings.

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