Title: Minimal production level and reliability measurement for a maintainable production system under demand and budget constraints

Authors: Cheng-Ta Yeh; Ping-Chen Chang; Chin-Yeu Chen

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Shih Hsin University, Taipei 116, Taiwan ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Quemoy University, Kinmen County, Taiwan ' Department of Business Administration, Shih Hsin University, Taipei 116, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper proposes two performance indicators, a minimal production level for demand D and maintenance budget B, and maintenance reliability for a maintainable production system (MPS) under both preventive and perfect maintenance consideration. The MPS owns the features of stochastic capacity and reworking action. The minimal production level for D and B is the minimal state of MPS fulfilling D subject to B. The maintenance reliability is defined as the probability that the MPS can successfully process D subject to B. The first indicator is regarded as the lowest acceptable point to repair the MPS; the other is adopted to measure the current performance of the MPS and can be a basis for production improvement. A developed procedural solution integrating a maintenance model and an activity-on-vertex predecessor-set technique is validated via a case of printed circuit board production to determine both indicators. [Received 22 July 2015; Revised 30 May 2016; Accepted 17 April 2017]

Keywords: maintainable production system; MPS; minimal production level; stochastic capacity; reworking; maintenance reliability; preventive and perfect maintenance; activity-on-vertex predecessor-set technique; maintenance model; industrial engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2017.086185

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2017 Vol.11 No.4, pp.526 - 547

Available online: 25 Aug 2017 *

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