Title: Designing an industrial maintenance system: a proposed methodological framework

Authors: Nikolaos A. Panayiotou, Stavros T. Ponis, Sotiris P. Gayialis

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Industrial Management and Operational Research, National Technical University of Athens, 157 80 Zografos, Greece. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Industrial Management and Operational Research, National Technical University of Athens, 157 80 Zografos, Greece. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Industrial Management and Operational Research, National Technical University of Athens, 157 80 Zografos, Greece

Abstract: Nowadays, plant maintenance has gained significant recognition as a very important process, which can be transformed to a potential profit generator for the corporation. The development of a suitable maintenance concept enables the decision of specific maintenance strategies based on the existing situational factors that affect the organisation. A clear maintenance concept permits the design of the maintenance system that will be responsible for efficient and effective plant maintenance. This paper proposes a maintenance system design framework and presents a successful implementation of the suggested design framework in a Greek manufacturing company.

Keywords: maintenance systems; business process engineering; enterprise modelling; case study; plant maintenance; maintenance system design; Greece; manufacturing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2009.024800

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2009 Vol.8 No.4, pp.361 - 381

Available online: 01 May 2009 *

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