Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2011 Vol.9, No.3

 

 

Title: Development of autonomous maintenance implementation framework for semiconductor industries

 

Authors: Chen Shin Min; Rosmaini Ahmad; Shahrul Kamaruddin; Ishak Abdul Azid

 

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seri Ampangan, Nibong Tebal 14300, Penang, Malaysia
School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seri Ampangan, Nibong Tebal 14300, Penang, Malaysia
School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seri Ampangan, Nibong Tebal 14300, Penang, Malaysia
School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seri Ampangan, Nibong Tebal 14300, Penang, Malaysia

 

Abstract: Total productive maintenance (TPM) is one of the maintenance strategies that aim to increase availability and reliability of production machines/equipment. The key to TPM success is the development of autonomous maintenance (AM) practice. The AM refers to human capital development among operators supported by technicians and engineers to perform easy daily maintenance activities aside from planned maintenance. This paper presents the implementation process of AM in a semiconductor company in Malaysia. An AM implementation framework is developed based on four systematic stages: AM initial preparation, AM training and motivation, AM five-step execution and AM audit. The framework is implemented in one of the production lines identified as the most critical area in the company chosen as the case study. The findings based on the developed AM framework are reported in this paper.

 

Keywords: TPM; total productive maintenance; implementation frameworks; autonomous maintenance; semiconductor industry; maintenance strategies; availability; reliability; production machines; production equipment; human capital; operators; technicians; engineers; easy activities; daily activities; planned maintenance; Malaysia; initial preparations; training; motivation; five-step execution; maintenance audits; production lines; critical areas; human resource development; HRD; industrial engineering; systems engineering.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.043139

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.9, No.3, pp.268 - 297

 

Available online: 17 Oct 2011

 

 

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