On the Initial Spare Parts Assortment for Capital Assets: A Structured Approach Aiding Initial Spare Parts Assortment Decision-Making (SAISAD)

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    Abstract

    In the capital-intensive industry, maintenance expenditures can add up to several times the initial investment. In order to be competitive in their business, owners and users of these capital goods have to take into account the total life cycle cost at investment (e.g. the lifespan of a capital is often more than several decades), the renewal decisions for their installations and the logistic management of the spare parts. Erroneous or unstructured initial spare parts assortment decision-making part of the logistic management can lead to undesired downtime and increases the risk of obsolete or unavailable components. Decision making is complicated by non-existent data in the early design phase and several information management problems. Based on a case study at Netherlands Railways (the largest maintainer of rolling stock in the Netherlands) and literature review a Decision Support Model to structure and improve the data gathering for more effective initial spare part assortment decision making is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Through-life Engineering Services
    EditorsLouis Redding, Rajkumar Roy, Andy Shaw
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages429-442
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49938-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49937-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2017

    Publication series

    NameDecision Engineering
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)1619-5736

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