Abstract

We aim to structure the maintenance policy selection process for ships, using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Maintenance is an important contributor to reach the intended life-time of capital technical assets, and it is gaining increasing interest and relevance. A maintenance policy is a policy that dictates which parameter triggers a maintenance action and it appears that selecting the right maintenance policy is a difficult group decision. To investigate maintenance policy selection (MPS), we use an eight stage method to structure the multiple criteria decision making process, and build on previous research to propose a refined decision hierarchy, aiming for a structured abstraction of MPS to reveal the core of the MPS problem. After a preliminary MPS session, this decision hierarchy is applied at a multi-company MPS session, where a group of companies from the same maintenance chain is present. We conclude that the chosen methodology, using our previous results as a starting point, greatly improves the workability of the decision hierarchy. Also, it turns out that discussing the exact meanings of the criteria plays a crucial role in the group decision process.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven, the Netherlands
PublisherTU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA)
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameBETA working paper series
PublisherTU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA
No.488

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Analytic hierarchy process
Group decision
Decision-making process
Methodology
Selection process
Multiple criteria decision making
Decision process
Ship
Assets

Keywords

  • METIS-321867
  • IR-104015

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Goossens, A., Basten, R. J. I., Hummel, J. M., & van der Wegen, L. L. M. (2015). Structuring AHP-based maintenance policy selection. (BETA working paper series; No. 488). Eindhoven, the Netherlands: TU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA).
Goossens, Adriaan ; Basten, Robertus Johannes Ida ; Hummel, J. Marjan ; van der Wegen, Leonardus L.M. / Structuring AHP-based maintenance policy selection. Eindhoven, the Netherlands : TU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), 2015. 19 p. (BETA working paper series; 488).
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Goossens, A, Basten, RJI, Hummel, JM & van der Wegen, LLM 2015, Structuring AHP-based maintenance policy selection. BETA working paper series, no. 488, TU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Structuring AHP-based maintenance policy selection. / Goossens, Adriaan; Basten, Robertus Johannes Ida; Hummel, J. Marjan; van der Wegen, Leonardus L.M.

Eindhoven, the Netherlands : TU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), 2015. 19 p. (BETA working paper series; No. 488).

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Goossens A, Basten RJI, Hummel JM, van der Wegen LLM. Structuring AHP-based maintenance policy selection. Eindhoven, the Netherlands: TU Eindhoven, Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), 2015. 19 p. (BETA working paper series; 488).