Title: A study of maintenance contribution to joint production and preventive maintenance scheduling problems in the robustness framework

Authors: Fatima Benbouzid-Sitayeb, Ahcene Bendjoudi, Samir Benkhellat, Christophe Varnier, Noureddine Zerhouni

Addresses: Laboratoire des Methodes de Conception de Systemes (LMCS), Ecole nationale Superieure d'Informatique (ESI ex INI), BP 68M Oued Smar, Algiers 16270, Algeria. ' Laboratoire des Methodes de Conception de Systemes (LMCS), Ecole nationale Superieure d'Informatique (ESI ex INI), BP 68M Oued Smar, Algiers 16270, Algeria. ' Laboratoire des Methodes de Conception de Systemes (LMCS), Ecole nationale Superieure d'Informatique (ESI ex INI), BP 68M Oued Smar, Algiers 16270, Algeria. ' Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems Department, UMR CNRS 6174-UFC/ENSMM/UTBM, FEMTO-ST Institute, 25, rue Alain Savary, Besancon 25000, France. ' Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems Department, UMR CNRS 6174-UFC/ENSMM/UTBM, FEMTO-ST Institute, 25, rue Alain Savary, Besancon 25000, France

Abstract: In this paper, we deal with a joint production and Preventive Maintenance (PM) scheduling problem in the robustness framework. The contributions of this paper are twofold. First, we will establish that the insertion of maintenance activities during production scheduling can hedge against some changes in the shop environment. Furthermore, we will check if respecting the optimal intervals of maintenance activities guarantees a minimal robustness threshold. Then, we will try to identify from the used optimisation criteria those that allow making predictive schedules more robust. The computational experiments in a flowshop show that joint production and PM schedules are more robust than production schedules and maintenance provides an acceptable tradeoff between equipment reliability and performance loss under disruption.

Keywords: preventive maintenance; joint scheduling; disruption; robustness frameworks; optimisation criteria; flowshops; equipment reliability; performance loss; production management; advanced production systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2010.029990

International Journal of Product Development, 2010 Vol.10 No.1/2/3, pp.144 - 164

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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