Title: Effectiveness improvement through total productive maintenance using particle swarm optimisation model for small and micro manufacturing enterprises

Authors: G. Ananth; B.K. Vinayagam

Addresses: SRM-Valliammai Engineering College, SRM Nagar 603203, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Mechatronics, SRM University, SRM Nagar 603203, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: In many manufacturing industries, the total productive maintenance (TPM) is a significant maintenance methodology. In this paper we are employing the prior experimental result of a packaging industry, and then we develop a mathematical model based on real time experiment values in a small undisclosed Indian industry. We get an optimised value, by feeding the mathematical modelling values to the particle swarm optimisation and genetic algorithm, where only PSO values have a closer resemblance to the experimental values than the GA values. Then we develop theoretical result based on some suggestions and varied downtime, and the mathematical model is used to verify the theoretical result using particle swarm optimisation technique. We find all parameters based on theoretical suggestions and some mathematical functions, whereas the experimental result table comprises some parameters. Then these values are fed into the PSO algorithm, and finally we get the optimum output parameters compared to the existing result.

Keywords: total productive maintenance; TPM; overall equipment effectiveness; OEE; small firms; micro enterprises; manufacturing industry; availability; performance evaluation; quality; experimental results; theoretical results; particle swarm optimisation; PSO; India; mathematical modelling; genetic algorithms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2015.072425

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2015 Vol.16 No.4, pp.473 - 503

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 13 Oct 2015 *

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