EcoCon: A System for Monitoring Economic and Technical Performance of Maintenance
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2016) 2016 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM2016), Institute of Reliability Engineering , 2016, 654-661 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Maintenance has been treated as a cost-centre although it has obvious direct impact on company production, delivery on time, product quality and consequently company business. In this paper we develop and test a new system (EcoCon) for monitoring and assessing the economic impact of maintenance on a production process. Results from a literature survey regarding approaches for measuring maintenance performance is introduced and discussed. Then EcoCon for measuring maintenance economic impact is developed, considering strengths and weaknesses of the reviewed approaches. EcoCon is tested using real industrial data collected over three years. The main findings in this paper are that by using EcoCon it is possible to assess maintenance economic impact on a production process. Furthermore, EcoCon can provide data useful for analysing causes behind deviations in maintenance and production performance. It can be applied properly on any other company of similar production process/machine. But, since the situation may vary greatly between different companies and production process/machines, the system demands marginal accommodation to suit the differences in the maintenance economic related factors among companies. However, the case study showed that an area that needs more research is related to cost of downtime. EcoCon makes it possible to monitor maintenance economic impact by linking technical production performance, i.e. number of failures, average downtime, short stoppages and quality level to economic savings and losses generated due to maintenance performance and other activities. By this it provides production and maintenance mangers reliable overview of maintenance role and importance. The paper provides possibility to assess maintenance economic impact, which is based on its operative (technical) performance, on production process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Reliability Engineering , 2016. 654-661 p.
Production process monitoring, performance measure, continuous improvement, maintenance
Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Terotechnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61122DiVA: diva2:1078956
International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2016) 2016 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM2016) July 25-28, 2016, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China
Ej belagd 1703142017-03-072017-03-072017-03-14Bibliographically approved