Critical success factors for total productive manufacturing (TPM) deployment at Egyptian FMCG companies

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Research Article

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

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Purpose - In this paper, the authors study the critical success factors for deploying total productive manufacturing (TPM) programs in the Egyptian fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach - The authors study five Egyptian FMCG companies that have deployed TPM. Data were collected through interviewing group of middle managers in each company in addition to the TPM manager. Site visits were conducted for the purpose of data verification. Findings - The research identified nine factors affecting the success of TPM deployment. The importance of each of those factors depends on the stage of the TPM deployment maturity at the company. Originality/value - The main practical implication of this finding is to guide companies undergoing a deployment of TPM, particularly in developing countries, to focus on the factors that are most pertaining to the level of their deployment maturity. © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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