Barriers and facilitators of the TPM implementation

Juan A. Marin-Garcia, Rafael Mateo Martínez


Purpose: TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) is difficult to implement. This article attempts, through the analysis of existing literature, approach to this difficulty and provide an analysis to advance their knowledge.

Design/methodology/approach: The literature review was conducted through analysis of 44 publications on TPM, extracted from databases chosen for their reputation in scientific and academic publications. The results of this paper have been achieved from comparative analysis of the points of interest and discussion with experts.

Findings and Originality/value: The result is an article that confirms the positive impact that their development has on organizations and their widespread use in large corporations as well as the difficulty of implementing its development model. This article presents, as main contribution, the causes of this difficulty and how they affect the achievement of the objectives of each step of the implementation model.

Research limitations/implications: This study needs empirical validation in a case study.

Originality/value: In recent years, there have been many published articles focused on improving the implementation of TPM, but none of these items has made an extensive analysis of the literature on TPM to realize the consensus between the authors and define proposals for overcoming the difficulty involved in their implementation.


TPM, Total productive maintenance, barriers, enablers, implementation model, literature review

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Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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