Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2007

Abstract

In manufacturing control, machine scheduling research has mostly dealt with problems either without maintenance or with deterministic maintenance when no failure can occur. This can be unrealistic in practical settings. In this work, an experimental model is developed to evaluate the effect of corrective and preventive maintenance schemes on scheduling performance in the presence of machine failure where the scheduling objective is to minimize schedule duration. We show that neither scheme is clearly superior, but that the applicability of each depends on several system parameters as well as the scheduling environment itself. Further, we show that parameter values can be chosen for which preventive maintenance does better than corrective maintenance. The results provided in this study can be useful to practitioners and to system or machine administrators in manufacturing and elsewhere.

Keywords

Experiments, Machine scheduling, Maintenance, Manufacturing control

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Mathematical and Computer Modeling

Volume

45

Issue

9-10

First Page

1067

Last Page

1080

ISSN

0895-7177

Identifier

10.1016/j.mcm.2006.09.018

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcm.2006.09.018

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