In the era of globalization, the computer science revolution and the restructuring based on the principles of re-engineering, the vision of the production-system development consists of the followingČ efficiency, effectiveness, an open and rapid control system as well as the quality with a total quality management (TQM) approach. Re-engineering and the development ofthe quality system represent modern techniques that embrace all the businesscomponents of the enterprise in the function of market demands and technical as well as technological range. The special role taken in those processes belongs to one of the principal subsystems of the production systems, i.e., maintenance. The future prospect of the maintenance concept istotal productive maintenance (TPM) as part of TQM, on the condition of the application of new technologies. A suitable concept for production-system maintenance is the condition for the quality of the product, whereas total preventive maintenance is the essential TQM approach.