A program of improved cost based on increased equipment performance and productivity.Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a critical tool in an effective shop floor management program. By controlling equipment performance and improving equipment uptime, TPM has a direct influence on corporate financial performance. TPM starts with the operator understanding the equipment objectives and capabilities, learning the equipment performance requirements and establishing an on going system of improved uptime, controlled costs and equipment maintenance. This session will present an overview of the 5 steps in TPM, task transfer and potential savings. Also included will be a review of the Component Assembly Plant at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA TPM procedure and its effect on the shop floor and production/maintenance work force.