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									   Application of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in the
                         Spinning Mill

        R.Senthil Kumar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile Technology,
                  Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore-06.

In today’s highly competitive market, cost effectiveness is a term playing vital role in
manufacturing process. Textile industry is the second largest industry in the world next to
agriculture. In India, the textile industry contributes substantially to the foreign exchange
earned by the country. The effective utilization of manpower and resources in the
manufacturing sector leads to low manufacturing cost which is necessary for survival in
present scenario. Total Productive Maintenance is one of a cost reduction tool used in
industry particularly in spinning mills where lot of maintenance activities going on every
day. The main aim of this paper is to give broad outlook about the TPM in a spinning

Practice of Maintenance function in India:

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