Title: Productivity enhancement using reliability centred maintenance in process industry

Authors: Amit Chopra; Anish Sachdeva; Arvind Bhardwaj

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between the reliability centred maintenance (RCM) implementation factors and productivity enhancement in the Indian process industries. Data for the analysis collected through a structured questionnaire from processing companies of India. Statistical analysis using bivariate correlation and one-way ANOVA techniques have been carried out. The study establishes the impact of RCM implementation factors on the productivity improvement in process industry and highlighted that the proactive maintenance technique can considerably improve the productivity and profitability of the enterprise. The emphasis on extracted factors will help processing companies in realising the benefits of adopting RCM in their maintenance approach and achieving the key manufacturing performance parameters. The study is equally important and relevant in global scenario for risk reduction and providing the better safety climate with higher employee morale.

Keywords: reliability centred maintenance; RCM; productivity improvement; process industry; India; bivariate correlation; ANOVA; profitability; manufacturing performance; risk reduction; safety climate; employee morale.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2016.076397

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016 Vol.23 No.2, pp.155 - 165

Received: 24 Jan 2014
Accepted: 22 Jul 2014

Published online: 06 May 2016 *

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