Title: Collaborative optimal preventive maintenance schedule using goal programming

Authors: V. Mariappan, A. Subash Babu, S. Rajasekaran, K. Ilayaraja

Addresses: Roever Engineering College, Perambalur, Tamilnadu 621212, India. ' IDP-Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, IIT Bombay, Mumbai-400 076, India. ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Roever Engineering College, Perambalur, Tamilnadu 621212, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Roever Engineering College, Perambalur, Tamilnadu 621212, India

Abstract: From the published literature, it was found that there is a scope to develop models to select between preventive maintenance (PM) and breakdown maintenance (BDM) with optimal schedule. But an organisation using multiple criteria decides to embark PM with a value of its optimal schedule common to all the criteria chosen. To this effect, a system has been developed to determine collaborative schedule for an equipment taking into consideration of those three criteria. This system consists of three phases. Input phase using a developed and published method by the authors provides the information whether or not PM is preferable and optimal schedule for that criterion chosen. Criteria importance through inter-criteria correlation (CRITIC) method is used to evolve weights without subjectivity. Goal-programming has been used to derive a single common schedule for PM, in optimisation phase. The system was applied to cases and the analysis carried out is reported in the paper.

Keywords: collaborative scheduling; CRITIC method; goal programming; optimisation; preventive maintenance; maintenance scheduling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2011.042138

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2011 Vol.3 No.2, pp.153 - 174

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 28 Aug 2011 *

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