4.TPM Implementation: Problems Encountered in Implementing TPM
On average, it takes a company 3 to 5 years to reach a smooth operating level using a TPM system. Some companies do not realise their anticipated objectives due to improper implementation, or through holding misconceptions about what the project will achieve.
Reasons for poor results could be:
1.Lack of correct approach: lack of patience and long term commitment.
2.Lack of flexibility: over emphasis on ‘tools’ rather than ‘correct philosophy’.
3.Insufficient techniques: deficient in techniques required to resolve problems right through the project.
4.Management factors: lack of support from top management, and front line employees poorly motivated.