With its easy-to-read writing style, Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Managementprovides a strong yet practical foundation on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). This comprehensive practical guide departs from the wait-failure-emergency repair cycle that plagues many industries today. Instead, this text takes a proactive and productive maintenance approach, focusing on how to avoid failure in the first place. Using real-world case studies in every chapter reinforces the importance of sound and proactive maintenance practices. The use of end-of-chapter problems and discussion questions helps to solidify concepts presented in each chapter. Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Managementis a powerful educational tool for students as well as maintenance professionals and managers.Stephens, Matthew P. is the author of 'Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130966575 and ISBN 0130966576.