Authors: Hazem Smadi; Ali K. Kamrani
Addresses: Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA. ' Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA; FARCAMT, Industrial Engineering Department, King Saud University, 11421 – P.O. Box 800, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Maintenance management has become one of the most important functions in an organisation. The main objective of maintenance is to keep machine resources running by increasing the availability through repair activities as in corrective maintenance or some proactive activities as in preventive maintenance. According to the literature, maintenance management is explored in several areas. A comprehensive review of some researches in the area of maintenance and quality is presented in this article.
Keywords: maintenance planning; reliability centred maintenance; preventive maintenance; fault propagation trees; strategic planning; machine resources; machine availability; repair activities; corrective maintenance; proactive activities; maintenance modelling; maintenance management; collaborative enterprises; collaboration.
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 2011 Vol.2 No.4, pp.227 - 250
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