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Reliability-centred maintenance: identification of management and organisational aspects when introducing RCM
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
1999 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Increased demands on productivity, quality and cost-efficiency affecting manufacturing trends towards increased complexity and higher degree of process automation. A major break down in such a manufacturing system may generate severe damage on productivity, environment and personnel. Using risk assessment to identify serve risks within a plant, in combination with different maintenance strategies, is one course of action to prioritising maintenance activities needed. A methodology for executing a so-called risk-based maintenance is reliability-centred maintenance, RCM. There are several benefits generated from RCM, for example, improved safety and maintenance cost-effectiveness. Though, several companies have problems to make it work. The problems that occur are many times within management and organisational (M&O) aspects, such as lack of communication and management support. Some M&O aspects of importance when introducing improvement methods as TQM and TPM are similar with the ones valid for RCM. Though, differences seem to depend on the use of RCM in a more technology environment, overshadow the affects M&O aspects really bring about when introducing it. That is probably the main reason why obstacles occur when introducing RCM. A structured step model has been developed, focusing on the preparation and planning activities when introducing RCM.

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 1999. , 142 p.
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757 ; 1999:36
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-26148Local ID: cdf525f0-e1e4-11db-b0f8-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:999307
Godkänd; 1999; 20070403 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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