Week 3 Discussion
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Week 3, Day 3.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Week 3, Day 7.
Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)
Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) is often used in order to improve Reliability. Select a well-known company (one of which all your classmates would have heard) that produces a product (not a service). Based on your reading for this week, respond to the following:
- What type(s) of equipment would your company use in producing their product?
- What kinds of malfunctions or breakdowns might occur with the type(s) of equipment that this company uses?
- How could a TPM program be useful in avoiding the kinds of malfunctions or breakdowns that might occur? In other words, what actions can be taken to prevent the malfunctions or breakdowns that might occur?
Justify your answers using examples and reasoning. Comment on the postings of at least two peers and state whether you agree or disagree with their views.