NOTE: Do not use any organization that is referred to in the Maintenance and Reliability chapter of your textbook to complete this assignment.  Select two companies that are not mentioned in this chapter. 


Identify two companies in unrelated industries that use TPM approaches to ensure reliability in the products or services that they sell, and in a 4- to 6-page Microsoft Word document, create a report responding to the following questions:

  • What are the activities that they do under their TPM programs?
  • What similarities do you notice between the approaches of the two companies? What differences do you identify?
  • What is the importance of reliability in a production environment?
  • Identify any elements of the 5S approach that you see in the TPM activities of the two companies.

Support your responses with examples.


Needs to have in-text citations and full reference list in APA format and to be plagairism free.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Described the TPM programs of two companies in unrelated industries.
Identified similarities and differences between their TPM programs.
Explained why reliability is important in a production environment.
Described any elements of the 5S approach that are integrated in the TPM approaches of the two companies.
Written components.