Int J Performability Eng ›› 2008, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (3): 225-232.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.08.3.p225.mag

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Collaborative Maintenance Decisions for Manufacturing Facilities


  1. 1Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Farmagudi, Ponda-Goa, India: 403 401.
    2Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    3Associate Professor, IDP- IE&OR Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai - 400 076, India


Equipments used in production need to be maintained effectively with the objectives of realizing multiple goals related to: availability, maintenance cost and earning rate. But it is difficult to evolve commonly accepted maintenance policies to satisfy all these goals. To this effect, a collaborative system is developed, enhancing the basic model proposed by Kay and Weibull analysis, to arrive at suitable maintenance policy. This system evaluates the preferability of preventive maintenance over breakdown maintenance on collaborative basis by using different measures. In this system, various trade-offs are resolved using numerical techniques and graphical plots. The details of the system with application on four different cases are reported in this paper, along with appropriate results and discussion.
Received on February 06, 2007
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