Title: Maintenance optimisation through quality management: a case study in 'Alzinc' Plant in Algeria

Authors: Elias Fouad Mami; Abdelmadjid Cheikh; Mohammed Kadi; Karim Labadi

Addresses: Faculty of Technology, University of Tlemcen, Chetouane, BP230, 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria ' Faculty of Technology, University of Tlemcen, Chetouane, BP230, 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria ' Alzinc Plant, Alzinc, Route du Phare, BP456, Ghazaouet (Tlemcen), Algeria ' Graduate School of Engineering, ECAM-EPMI, Quartz-Lab, 13 BD de l'Hautil 95092, Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to apply the maintenance optimisation through quality management for a real-life industrial plant in Algeria, 'Alzinc' that have obtained various certifications (ISO 9001, ISO 14001) and is moving towards a new integrated management. The purpose consists of maintaining production activities without reducing the equipment efficiency as well as the quality of the products, the workers safety and the environment protection. In our study, maintenance optimisation combines two innovative and strategic methods, taking into account the social and cultural local background. In this case, it becomes crucial to identify indigenous culture specificities that could be integrated to universal strategic methods and techniques. Thus, our methodology relies upon the combination between reliability centred maintenance (RCM) and total productive maintenance (TPM), using the four first pillars with the aim of achieving a maximal efficiency of the production system (axis no. 1). Results show that our approach could be generalised to all the plant workshops, et allows the implementation of the other TPM pillars, in order to improve and secure the plant optimal production (axis no. 2).

Keywords: total productive maintenance; TPM; reliability-centred maintenance; RCM; optimisation; overall equipment effectiveness; OEE; performance; sociocultural dimension.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2019.099629

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2019 Vol.27 No.1, pp.97 - 123

Received: 05 Jan 2018
Accepted: 02 Jun 2018

Published online: 03 May 2019 *

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