Determining maintenance system requirements by viewpoint of availability and lean thinking: A MODM approach

Authors

Ph.D. student, Dep. of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Since lean concept has appeared many works have been done on decreasing or even eliminating of wastes such as extra inventory. Although these studies have not taken into account expected availability seriously. So in this paper, a Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) model has been developed by viewpoint of these subjects. They are decreasing wastes and increasing system availability. Wastes that have been minimized are maintenance requirements (i.e. labor, spare parts, reserve system and productive maintenance activities) and maintenance system availability that has been maximized is a function of maintenance requirements. A set of Society Anonym Iranian Production Automobile (SAIPA) data has been used to run the case study and test the effectiveness and the efficiency of the proposed model.

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