UNIZIK JOURNAL OF BUSINESS 3(2) 2020                               DOI: 10.36108/unizikjb/0202.30.0240


TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MAINTENANCE AND PERFORMANCE OF BOTTLING COMPANY PLANTS IN EDO STATE
Ezimma Nnabuife
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Paul Itua Ohue
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
&
Ikechukwu Chimezie Emerole
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Abstract:
The broad objective of this paper is to determine the effect of total productive maintenance on the performance of selected bottling company plants in Edo State. Specifically, this paper seeks to ascertain the effect of planned maintenance on the competitive advantage of selected bottling company plants in Edo State. The survey research design was adopted for the study, a total population of two hundred and sixty-nine (269) was used for the study, the census sampling method was used for the study because the population is a manageable size, the data collection tool employed by the researcher was the questionnaire, while the analysis of data was done using the linear regression analysis. The findings revealed that planned maintenance impacts the competitive advantage of selected bottling company plants in Edo State since (F = 223.041; R2 = 0.832; P <.05). The researchers, therefore, concluded that total productive maintenance impacts the performance of the companies in focus. It was against this backdrop that the study recommended that heads of the production department of the companies should ensure the enactment of a schedule geared towards regularly maintaining their production equipment as well as orientation of new employees on the importance of equipment maintenance by heads of the production department.

Keywords: Total productive maintenance, performance, planned maintenance, competitive advantage

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