Total Productive Maintenance is a facilities management process that is useful for firms that manage buildings and for manufacturers who also manage production equipment. The founder and CEO of True to Size Apparel, Gene Constant, is an expert on TPM and presented most of the contents in this book on two occasions in Mexico City, Mexico in 1994. With more than thirty attendees of this two-day simultaneously translated training class, Mr. Constant received a standing ovation on more than one occasion, and also talked at length during breaks and after the presentation concluded to managers of such well run businesses such as BIC and Pemex. These managers were anxious about implementing total productive maintenance in their environment and wondered about unique situations that were not a part of the presentation.
There are more than 80 pages of facilities management help including a checklist and software resources.
As founder of True to Size Apparel, the foundation for his clothing company comes from what he has learned and implemented while serving other companies, and is published in this book as well as in Cost Containment.
Why present this book in a clothing business you ask? It was Henry Ford who demonstrated that the best way to grow his business was to alter his method of manufacturing and motivating employees. Gene leads the way in these financially difficult times by sharing what he has learned with his present and future customers. By helping others to lower costs, increase profits and become more competitive, Gene hopes to earn your trust and asks for your consideration the next time you have a need for uniforms or other clothing for your business.