Marshall Institute president Greg Folts discusses the five key elements of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). All five elements must be in place for an organization to achieve the full potential of TPM and maintenance excellence.

Maintenance's role in organizational performance is finally being realized. The efficiency of a facilities operation is largely dependant on the effectiveness of its maintenance program. TPM is a proven initiative - driven by both maintenance and operations - that can significantly increase equipment reliability and uptime while reducing unnecessary costs. The end result is a large impact of the company's bottom line.