Title: The integration of maintenance plans and production scheduling taking account of outsourcing: a literature review

Authors: Sanae Aarab; Abdellah El Barkany; Ahmed El Khalfi

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, BP 2202, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Route Imouzzer, FES, Morocco ' Faculty of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, BP 2202, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Route Imouzzer, FES, Morocco ' Faculty of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, BP 2202, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Route Imouzzer, FES, Morocco

Abstract: The integration in production planning, maintenance and subcontracting has attracted much attention from researchers in recent years. These areas are usually treated independently, a fact that has yielded independent models for each function. It is widely held that these separate models will provide suboptimal solutions, due to the fact that they are interrelated. A proper understanding of this dependency will open a new avenue for more integrated models and subsequently result in significant savings in operational cost, on the on hand, and improved efficiency for any production system, on the other. The objective of this paper is to review the literature on models addressing different aspects of integration in the aforementioned areas and to identify possible future directions.

Keywords: integrated planning; maintenance planning; subcontracting; optimisation; production scheduling; outsourcing; literature review; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2017.083280

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2017 Vol.21 No.1, pp.1 - 22

Received: 11 Jul 2015
Accepted: 25 Oct 2015

Published online: 19 Mar 2017 *

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