Coordinated Advanced Maintenance and Logistics planning for the Process Industries
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.
University of Groningen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, Gasunie, Oliveira, ORTEC, SABIC, Sitech, SPIE, Stork