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Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management

Matthew P. Stephens

318 pages
Purdue University Press
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. This volume was previously published under the same title in 2004 by Pearson Education, and has been reprinted with permission through an arrangement with the author.
Author Bio
Matthew P. Stephens is a professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Industrial Technology at Purdue University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Total Productive Maintenance management, facilities planning, and statistical quality control. Professor Stephens holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Arkansas, with specialization in operations management andstatistics