Coordinated planning of preventive maintenance in hierarchical production systems

G.C. van Dijkhuizen, Aart van Harten

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We consider a technical system consisting of multiple different components, which are all subject to failure. Creating an occasion for preventive maintenance on one of these components requires a collection of preparatory set-up activities to be carried out in advance, with corresponding set-up costs. Since different components may require one or more shared set-up activities, there is a perspective of significant gains if preventive maintenance activities are carried out simultaneously. In this paper, we consider the case where each component is maintained preventively at an integer multiple of a certain basis interval, which is the same for all components. A general mathematical framework is presented which allows for multiple set-up activities, multiple components, and a large class of preventive maintenance strategies for each component.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA)
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1997

Publication series

NameBETA Preprint
PublisherUniversity of Enschede, BETA


  • METIS-127991
  • IR-95686


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