Influence of overall equipment effectiveness on print quality, delivery and cost: A system dynamics approach

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Purpose-The success of the printing industry will depends on the printing equipment performance, which can result in costeffective process. Today equipment maintenance is considered as an essential function, even in printing industry. Hence the purpose of this paper is to propose a System Dynamic model for analysing the influence of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (TPM) on delivery, cost and quality of the printed product and thus also prove that TPM is a strategy and not a cost centre. Methodology-In this research System Dynamic methodology is used in which a causal loop diagram is constructed for Total Productive Maintenance and then the stock and flow diagram is developed. Findings-The SD model represented in this paper revel the influence of Total Production Management on required printing performance like: cost, delivery and quality. Research limitations-It is also found that the blend of TQM, JIT and TPM can reflect in reliable manufacturing practice, which is having the ability to produce efficient production. Hence, the present model can include the variables related to TQM and JIT. Practical implications-The practical implication concern the efficient decision making system in multi-colour sheet feed offset printing, regarding the maintenance plan and production parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5889-5898
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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