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Total Production Maintenance, 3rd Edition
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Total Production Maintenance, 3rd Edition
A Guide for the Printing Industry

Kenneth Rizzo

Total Production Maintenance is based on a series of common-sense measurement, operational, and continuous improvement systems used in most industries throughout the world. To stay competitive, printers must maximize all the components of the graphic arts processes—from prepress to shipping. The TPM system is designed to optimize and maintain a graphic arts technical system, as well as accelerate plant production throughput.

This new, third edition of Total Production Maintenance contains updated and additional material, particularly in the area of lean manufacturing as it applies to graphic arts processes, and addresses a wide range of topics:

  • Total productive maintenance
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Prepress maintenance
  • Statistical process control and Six Sigma tools
  • Recognizing production workflow bottlenecks
  • Best practices for lean printing
  • Quality assurance of print materials
  • TPM analysis: the press
  • Process control
  • Quick-response makeready

Total Production Maintenance is designed to help printers develop and implement a formal program for achieving optimum equipment effectiveness. As an additional aid to printers, the book also includes instructions on accessing maintenance, calibration, and process control checklists, both blank and actual templates, used by PIA/GATF for its internal TPM program.

Kenneth E. Rizzo was director of consulting services at Printing Industries of America, as well as the director of Printing Industries of America, ’s Center for Lean Manufacturing.

Specs: 280 pp., 7.5x10-in. perfect bound, ISBN 9780883626207, copyright 2008.