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Maintenance practices in Swedish industries: Survey results
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
2009 (English)In: International Journal of Production Economics, ISSN 0925-5273, E-ISSN 1873-7579, Vol. 121, p. 212-223Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the maintenance practices that are used in Swedish industry. The study was performed by conducting a cross-sectional survey within Swedish firms that have at least 100 employees. The main results achieved from the study show that the role of maintenance is not highly recognised. There is a need to spend and invest more in maintenance, which is considered by the majority of Swedish industries as a necessary expense. Although about 13% of the maintenance department time is spent on planning maintenance tasks, nevertheless, about one third of the time is spent on unplanned tasks. There is a need for more adoption of maintenance concepts such as total productive maintenance (TPM) and reliability-centred maintenance (RCM). The lack or ineffectiveness of planning and scheduling can significantly restrict the maintenance department in achieving its objectives and can thus prevent the company from maximising business profits and offering competitive advantages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 121, p. 212-223
Keywords [en]
Maintenance practices, survey, Sweden, Maintenance approaches, Proactive maintenance
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6285DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.05.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-6285DiVA, id: diva2:278723
Available from: 2009-11-30 Created: 2009-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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