Integrated reliability and optimal maintenance schedule design: a Life Cycle Cost based approach
by Bhupesh Kumar Lad, M.S. Kulkarni
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008

Abstract: Customers of industrial system/machines are becoming increasingly focused on life cycle performance of products for their purchase decisions. Manufacturers of such type of products, for example machine tools, are experiencing increased pressure from customers to deliver customised products with documented reliability, maintainability, maintenance and support characteristics and also with minimum environmental impacts. In this article, first the problem has been explored in the context of Indian machine tool industry and also from literature perspective. Some of the important issues are listed and research steps are identified to address these issues.

Online publication date: Tue, 19-Aug-2008

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