Initiatives towards a concurrent maintenance process

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Sigsgaard, Kristoffer Vandrup; Agergaard, Julie Krogh; Mortensen, Niels Henrik; Hansen, Kasper Barslund; Soleymani, Iman; Khalid, Waqas
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Section: Robust Designs and Processes
Page(s): 12
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


Maintenance costs are becoming increasingly important to running a profitable business. The foundation of lower costs is an effective maintenance process. Often the maintenance process is similar to sequential engineering, which is often considered inefficient. This paper looks into how sequential inefficiency was solved through concurrent engineering and how to apply this to the maintenance process. Four initiatives are derived and applied in a case study. Implementing the initiatives is shown to give a potential 12% cost reduction indicating a need for a more concurrent maintenance process.

Keywords: information management, process improvement, design process, knowledge management


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