Title: Potential development targets in spare part logistics

Authors: Annastiina Kerkkänen; Janne Huiskonen

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Supply Chain and Operations Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland ' Department of Industrial Management, Supply Chain and Operations Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland

Abstract: The study reviews development actions carried out in maintenance and spare part services. The review focuses on case studies and other real-life examples that have been reported on. It is also discussed how to identify the situations where it is practicable to emulate the found development actions. An illustrative case example is used to demonstrate how to evaluate the suitability of some of the development approaches in practice. The summary may offer ideas for companies that are in early phases of their development work, and practical guidelines for evaluating the suitability of some development actions.

Keywords: spare parts; logistics; inventory management; supply chain management; SCM; development; maintenance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2013.056171

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.5, pp.544 - 560

Available online: 11 Aug 2013 *

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