How do production planners take maintenance into consideration in process industries?
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Asset utilisation and maximising output in the long run is typically of utmost importance in the process industry environment as considerable capital is often tied up in fixed assets. In spite of this, the degree to which production planners in these industries take maintenance into consideration when planning production varies. In order to shed light on this issue, a multiple case study has been conducted with the purpose of analysing how production planners take maintenance management into consideration. Furthermore, this research investigates the motivation behind different degrees of coordination between maintenance and production planning, and what can be gained by tighter coordination of the two. The research results show that the majority of production planners within the process industries analysed do not take maintenance into consideration to any great extent. This research shows that the companies that plan production over multiple plants do not take maintenance management into consideration. It is also observable that production planners who earlier worked within the maintenance department take maintenance into consideration to some extent.
Process industries, Maintenance planning, Production planning, Integrated planning, case study
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-86184DiVA: diva2:575475