Coordinated Advanced Maintenance and Logistics planning for the Process Industries

Coordinated Advanced Maintenance and Logistics planning for the Process Industries

By: jacobsadm

June 8, 2013

For many complex capital goods, the costs of maintenance and (service) logistics represent a large fraction of the Total Cost of Ownership. Indeed, these costs are often much larger than the procurement cost. Therefore, it is essential to develop maintenance/logistics strategies that minimize cost whilst maximizing the availability and safety of assets. Many process industry companies experiment intensively with condition-based maintenance (CBM), but preventive maintenance is still the norm. In this project, we study the (dis)advantages of CBM and its effects on logistics.

Partners involved:
University of Groningen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, Gasunie, Oliveira, ORTEC, SABIC, Sitech, SPIE, Stork