Title: Computerised dynamic Gantt-chart for maintenance scheduling and management

Authors: A. Radwan

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh, 11421, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The static Gantt-chart accommodates planned dates for preventative maintenance, or eventually planned maintenance. This is converted to a dynamic Gantt-chart to deal with situations involving on-line analysis for real-time maintenance signatures providing predictive functions, in addition to breakdown situations. This is in addition to the planned preventative maintenance. Thus, the work presents a proposed software design for a complete maintenance scheduling and management system. The system considers the integration of maintenance and the other manufacturing activities. Meanwhile, the related interfaces are also defined. The output of the system is a daily maintenance work plan, listed on a display for the maintenance team, so they can perform the required every day maintenance operations.

Keywords: maintenance scheduling; management; database; relational model, Gantt chart.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2000.000246

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2000 Vol.13 No.3/4/5, pp.251-260

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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