Increasing Availability of Production Systems in Robust Layouts via Assignment of Maintenance Resources

Bazrafshan, M. and Nikghadam, S. and Wu, Shaomin (2011) Increasing Availability of Production Systems in Robust Layouts via Assignment of Maintenance Resources. In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 6th to 9th December 2011, Singapore. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The trend toward increased automation and maximum machine utilization has forced the managers to pay even more attention to maintain the equipments and keep them in available state. As more and more factories need reliable/available systems, the subject of maintenance management is taking on a renewed importance. Regarding the cost effects of Work-in-Processes (WiP), manufacturers try to reduce/remove them from their production system. Robust layout is a noble well-known layout for manufacturing systems that reduced amount of work-in-process is one of its characteristics and has lots of advantages over other production layouts. The reduced amount of WiP's has been proved to highly affect the effectiveness of maintenance systems as a failure can idle an entire production system. Due to the reduced amount of WiP's, structure of maintenance system should be taken into account for keeping machines and equipments in an available state. The effectiveness of maintenance system on increasing availability can be improved via allocation of spare parts and other maintenance resources required for the service of facilities. Given this, a new maintenance assignment model is presented for a robust layout.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2011/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - IEEE Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Eng. Manage. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: assignment problem, availability, Maintenance resources, robust layout, Assignment problems, Machine utilization, Maintenance management, Maintenance systems, Production layout, Production system, robust layout, Spare parts, Via assignment, Work-in-process, Availability, Industrial engineering, Manufacture, Production engineering, Maintainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 16:22
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:38
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