Agilent Techlogies, formerly Hewlett-Packard's Test and Measurement Division, operates an integrated circuit fabrication plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guided by Masaji Taijiri, the author of 7 Steps to Automous Maintenance (see page 34), author Jim Leflar and his team at Agilent developed a complete TPM program for the complex equipment on their shop floor. Drawn from these experiences, Practical TPM is a must read for anyone who wants to begin successful TPM implementation. Part I explains the fundamental concepts of TPM, including the six basic principles of TPM, the goals of TPM, cultural changes resulting from TPM, and the keys to successful implementation. Part II -- the heart of the book -- describes, in step-by-step detail, the evolution of Agilent's TPM program. Each phase is clearly defined and demonstrated; the working tools and systems developed by the Agilent TPM team in the process are discussed at length. To conclude, Part III focuses on developing a vision and a strategy for your own successful TPM program. Replete with antated photographs and illustrations documenting Agilent's successful program, Practical TPM: Successful Equipment Management at Agilent Techlogies offers an invaluable roadmap to TPM implementation. The book covers: * A step-by-step TPM program as implemented at a major US corporation* The 5-why analysis method* Examples of one-point lessons* Using visual controls in a TPM program* Tools for understanding equipment failures* Improving machine productivity* Improvement metrics* Master checklists and forms* Developing activity boards* Appendices containing examples of maintenance training materials For a PDF file with the preface and table of contents click here. For a PDF file with the first chapter click here.