chapter  3
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Characteristics and Goals of TPM

One of the main characteristics of TPM is its aggressive pursuit of absolute goals, such as zero breakdowns and zero defects. In order to have "zero" anything, it must be prevented from happening even once. Therefore TPM emphasizes preventive action above all else. It is simply too late if you wait until a problem happens to fix it. In TPM, prevention is based on the following three principles: