Simulation-based planning of maintenance activities in the automotive industry
Paper i proceeding, 2013

Factories world-wide do not utilize their existing capacity to a satisfactory level. Several studies indicate an average Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) of around 55% in manufacturing industry. One major reason is machine downtime leading to substantial system losses culminating in production plans with un-satisfactory robustness. This paper discusses an approach to integrate maintenance strategies into a pro-duction planning approach using discrete event simulation. The aim is to investigate how and where in the planning process maintenance strategies can be integrated and how different maintenance strategies influence production performance and the overall robustness of production plans. The approach is exemplified in an automotive case study, integrating strategies for reactive maintenance in a simulation model to sup-port decision making on how repair orders should be prioritized to increase production performance. The results show that introducing priority-based planning of maintenance activities has a potential to increase productivity by approximately 5%.

maintenance

discrete event simulation

priority based maintenance

Författare

Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Anders Skoogh

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Christoph Laroque

Universität Paderborn

Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference 8 - 11 Dec, 2013, Washington D.C., USA

2610-2621

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Tillförlitlighets- och kvalitetsteknik

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Produktion

DOI

10.1109/WSC.2013.6721633

ISBN

9781479939503