عنوان مقاله [English]
Today various firms benefit from TPM, quality techniques and systems in order to improve performance levels of their production processes. Using each of such approaches individually could not ensure the survival or growth of organizations. In this article, the relationship between maintenance, quality and performance of production systems has been described. Also, recent scientific innovations on integrative models of TPM with quality techniques and systems, such as TQM , JIT , TQC , EFQM , LETQMEX , etc. are demonstrated. Advantages and limitations of the integrative approaches are other issues, which are discussed. With respect to the conclusions derived from the article, it seems that TPM is the necessary basis for achieving ultimate objectives of the production systems, and due to its close relationship with quality techniques and systems; it should be adopted neither separately, nor individually.