The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore, organised a two-day workshop on ‘Autonomous maintenance’ at Automotive Axles Ltd. here recently, which saw participation from small and medium enterprises.

N. Muthukumar, senior vice-president, Operations, and director, Automotive Axles Ltd.; R.C. Jagadesh, vice-chairman, CII Mysore, and director, Operations and Tech., Kluber Lubrication India Pvt. Ltd.; V.K. Shanmugam, convener, Manufacturing and Technology Panel and VP-Works TVS Motor Co., and L. Ganapathy Subramanian, counsellor, TPM Club India, were the speakers at the workshop.

According to the CII, TPM means ‘total productive maintenance’. “It aims to achieve manufacturing excellence by increasing competence for people, efficiency of equipment, reduction of cost of operation, thereby making the business unit competent to face global competition and profitable too,” a press release from CII said.

TPM, as a tool, gives continuous education to employees. Once they are in continuous learning, delivery of results takes place in all parts of the organisation.

The workshop was conducted with a combination of classroom learning/group discussion and hands-on machine experience. Workshops were being planned at Nanjangud, Belvadi and Belagola, the release added.