Title: Selecting optimum maintenance strategy by analytic network process with a case study in the mining industry

Authors: Arash Shahin; Ehsan Pourjavad; Hadi Shirouyehzad

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, 81966-75954, #11, Q Block, Hezar Dastgah Residential Complex, 22 Bahman St., Malek Shahr St., Isfahan, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, 81966-75954, #11, Q Block, Hezar Dastgah Residential Complex, 22 Bahman St., Malek Shahr St., Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to determine suitable maintenance strategy with the aid of analytic network process (ANP) by which, the inner and mutual dependencies between criteria and strategies can be considered. For this purpose, maintenance strategies are assumed as alternatives and reliability, availability, maintainability and cost as criteria. The proposed approach has been examined in a group of equipments of Chadormalu Mining-Industrial Company. Findings imply that the priorities of maintenance strategies include TPM, CBM, TBM, DOM and EM, and the priorities of criteria include availability, maintainability, reliability and cost, respectively.

Keywords: analytical network process; ANP; maintenance strategy; super matrix; mining industry; optimisation; reliability; availability; maintainability; cost.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2012.049634

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2012 Vol.10 No.4, pp.464 - 483

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Oct 2012 *

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