Condition-based maintenance effectiveness from material efficiency perspective

  • Ali Rastegari Volvo GTO, Ullvileden 7, Köping, SE-731 80, Sweden
  • Sasha Shahbazi Mälardalen University, Smedjegatan 37, Eskilstuna, SE-631 05, Sweden
  • Marcus Bengtsson Mälardalen University, Smedjegatan 37, Eskilstuna, SE-631 05, Sweden
Keywords: Condition-based maintenance, Material efficiency, Manufacturing

Abstract

This paper addresses the controversial gap between the environmental perspective and the cost perspective in a manufacturing context. The results of an empirical study on the heat treatment and phosphating processes performed by a manufacturing company indicate that implementing condition-based maintenance contributes not only to cost savings by preventing production losses and reducing equipment downtime but also to a more efficient use of resources by avoiding the generation of scraps and material wastage.

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Published
2017-01-02
Section
Articles