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Gopalakrishnan, M., Skoogh, A., Salonen, A. & Asp, M. (2019). Machine criticality assessment for productivity improvement Smart maintenance decision support. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 68(5), 858-878
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Machine criticality assessment for productivity improvement Smart maintenance decision support
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, ISSN 1741-0401, E-ISSN 1758-6658, Vol. 68, no 5, p. 858-878Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to increase productivity through smart maintenance planning by including productivity as one of the objectives of the maintenance organization. Therefore, the goals of the paper are to investigate existing machine criticality assessment and identify components of the criticality assessment tool to increase productivity. Design/methodology/approach An embedded multiple case study research design was adopted in this paper. Six different cases were chosen from six different production sites operated by three multi-national manufacturing companies. Data collection was carried out in the form of interviews, focus groups and archival records. More than one source of data was collected in each of the cases. The cases included different production layouts such as machining, assembly and foundry, which ensured data variety. Findings The main finding of the paper is a deeper understanding of how manufacturing companies assess machine criticality and plan maintenance activities. The empirical findings showed that there is a lack of trust regarding existing criticality assessment tools. As a result, necessary changes within the maintenance organizations in order to increase productivity were identified. These are technological advancements, i.e. a dynamic and data-driven approach and organizational changes, i.e. approaching with a systems perspective when performing maintenance prioritization. Originality/value Machine criticality assessment studies are rare, especially empirical research. The originality of this paper lies in the empirical research conducted on smart maintenance planning for productivity improvement. In addition, identifying the components for machine criticality assessment is equally important for research and industries to efficient planning of maintenance activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2019
Keywords
Productivity, Bottleneck
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Reliability and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45312 (URN)10.1108/IJPPM-03-2018-0091 (DOI)000485065800001 ()2-s2.0-85060145460 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
Salonen, A. (2018). The need for a holistic view on dependable production systems. In: Procedia Manufacturing: . Paper presented at 8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018 (pp. 17-22). Elsevier B.V.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The need for a holistic view on dependable production systems
2018 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier B.V. , 2018, p. 17-22Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When discussing dependability of mechanized, discrete item production, the focus tends to be on maintenance. By studying experiences and breakdown data from eight automotive manufacturing sites in Sweden, a new view on the problem arises. It seems that on average, 40% of the breakdowns are related to poor maintenance practices. This indicates that maintenance management is not the dominant cause of breakdowns. Rather, companies should focus on human factors, e.g. skills, routines, and workload, among operators, as well as maintenance staff. Also, the Early Equipment Management process requires more attention in order to increase the dependability in the production system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier B.V., 2018
Keywords
Dependability, Human factors, Root Cause Failure Analysis
National Category
Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43512 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.052 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065650640 (Scopus ID)
Conference
8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Salonen, A. & Tabikh, M. (2016). Downtime Costing-Attitudes in Swedish Manufacturing Industry. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT (WCEAM 2015): . Paper presented at 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), SEP 28-30, 2015, Tampere, FINLAND (pp. 539-544).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Downtime Costing-Attitudes in Swedish Manufacturing Industry
2016 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT (WCEAM 2015), 2016, p. 539-544Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While the process industry, generally shows a high awareness on the financial implications of low availability, the manufacturing industry is still quite ignorant. The traditional setup of discrete item manufacturing systems has been fairly forgiving of low availability. However, by applying lean principles, the discrete item production system resembles process industry, regarding sensitivity to disturbances. Still, the awareness of the financial impact of downtime seems to be low in manufacturing industry. This is a problem since it makes it harder to justify costs for investments in increased availability. This paper presents a study of the view and attitudes towards the cost of downtime in Swedish manufacturing industry. The answers indicate that the respondents have rather vague ideas of the costs associated with downtime. Further, they rarely quantify the downtime costs that often associated with maintenance of production equipment. However, without any proper financial measures for downtime costs, the companies lack proper incentives for investing time and resources on the necessary optimization of their maintenance programs.

Series
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 2195-4356
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31801 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-27064-7_53 (DOI)000375993100053 ()2-s2.0-85029441500 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-27064-7 (ISBN)978-3-319-27062-3 (ISBN)
Conference
10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), SEP 28-30, 2015, Tampere, FINLAND
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, M. & Salonen, A. (2016). Requirements and Needs-A Foundation for Reducing Maintenance-Related Waste. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT (WCEAM 2015): . Paper presented at 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), SEP 28-30, 2015, Tampere, FINLAND (pp. 105-112).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Requirements and Needs-A Foundation for Reducing Maintenance-Related Waste
2016 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT (WCEAM 2015), 2016, p. 105-112Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this paper is to discuss and elaborate on requirements of maintenance and the resulting maintenance needs in order to maintain said requirements without introducing waste while doing so, taking into account both external and internal wastes. The paper will present, and elaborate on, conceptual models that can be utilized in maintenance operations in order to increase awareness of the importance of well-founded customer/stakeholder requirements in order to articulate appropriate maintenance needs in order to balance effectiveness and efficiency as well as to reduce or eliminate maintenance-related waste.

Series
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 2195-4356
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31800 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-27064-7_10 (DOI)000375993100010 ()2-s2.0-85042862626 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-27064-7 (ISBN)978-3-319-27062-3 (ISBN)
Conference
10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), SEP 28-30, 2015, Tampere, FINLAND
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Rastegari, A. & Salonen, A. (2015). Strategic maintenance management: Formulating maintenance strategy. International Journal of COMADEM, 18(1), 5-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategic maintenance management: Formulating maintenance strategy
2015 (English)In: International Journal of COMADEM, ISSN 1363-7681, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 5-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, by introducing lean manufacturing the vulnerability to system disturbances has increased and so, the demand for dependable production equipment. The need for having high production equipment availability causes companies to need a more effective and efficient maintenance strategy in order to stay competitive. Despite the increasing demand on reliable production equipment, few manufacturing companies work with strategic maintenance development and a large part of the manufacturing industry lack clear maintenance strategies. It is therefore difficult to develop the maintenance work in accordance with the strategic goals of the manufacturing companies.

The main objective of this paper is to define a process for formulating maintenance strategy in order to facilitate further development in a strategic way. The problem has been studied by literature review and through case study at one major manufacturing site in Sweden to investigate the company’s view on strategic maintenance development. Hence, a formulated maintenance strategy has been provided and presented. The company’s overall goals considered and translated to the strategic objective of maintenance. Moreover, balanced score card is used as a tool to make a framework of the maintenance strategy. As a result of this study, the company could easily formulate a maintenance strategy by using a simple process based on the tools that they have already used. In addition to this, the result indicated how maintenance strategy can contribute to the company’s business goals.

Keywords
Maintenance strategy, Maintenance management, Formulating maintenance strategy
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28482 (URN)2-s2.0-84959311548 (Scopus ID)
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Norouzilame, F., Grönberg, F., Salonen, A. & Wiktorsson, M. (2013). AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING: A FRAMEWORK FOR NEEDS AND ENABLERS. In: International Conference on Production Research: . Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Production Research, July 28th-August 1st, Igassu Falls, Brazil.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING: A FRAMEWORK FOR NEEDS AND ENABLERS
2013 (English)In: International Conference on Production Research, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Flexibility of manufacturing systems, as a key factor of survival in the market, is regarded as the ability of handling changes in variants and volume governed by different capabilities depending on system level and manufacturing process. Research on flexibility has been of interest over years, resulting in a vast field of organizational, technical, and process-based enablers. The practical review in terms of needs, enablers and implementations of changeable production systems is however scarce. The objective of this paper is to present an initial review of industrial practice regarding flexibility in manufacturing systems, based on the current frame of reference and empirical study of two manufacturing companies in Sweden which helps industrial companies to identify their flexibility needs and the required enablers to achieve them.

Keywords
Flexibility, manufacturing systems, changeable production systems
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22301 (URN)2-s2.0-84929340773 (Scopus ID)
Conference
22nd International Conference on Production Research, July 28th-August 1st, Igassu Falls, Brazil
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing developmentxpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2013-10-31 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2015-11-16Bibliographically approved
Rastegari, A., Salonen, A., Bengtsson, M. & Wiktorsson, M. (2013). CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: INTRODUCING CURRENT INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE AND CHALLENGES. In: 22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013: . Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013; Parana; Brazil; 28 July 2013 through 1 August 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: INTRODUCING CURRENT INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE AND CHALLENGES
2013 (English)In: 22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an introductory review of CBM practice applied in manufacturing industry, focusing the technical constituents within condition monitoring. The empirical base for the study is a case study of two major manufacturing sites in Sweden, complemented with a brief benchmark of data from two reference manufacturing sites from France and Brazil. The data from the main studies were collected by interviews and document analysis. The result indicates that there is a wide range within current practice of applying CBM. The implementations are dependent on process type (machining, assembly or heat treatment) and product type. By analysing the empirical data, gaps and challenges for implementing CBM in industry are presented, primarily focusing condition monitoring within manufacturing industry. The paper concludes with a discussion on possible future trends and research areas, needed to increase the industrial use of CBM.

National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-23287 (URN)2-s2.0-84929376529 (Scopus ID)
Conference
22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013; Parana; Brazil; 28 July 2013 through 1 August 2013
Projects
XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2013-12-14 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Rastegari, A. & Salonen, A. (2013). Strategic maintenance management: Formulating maintenance strategy. In: International Congress Condition monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management: . Paper presented at Congress Proceedings of COMADEM 2013, International Congress of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-13, 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategic maintenance management: Formulating maintenance strategy
2013 (English)In: International Congress Condition monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, by introducing lean manufacturing the vulnerability to system disturbances has increased and so, the demand for dependable production equipment. The need for having high production equipment availability causes companies to need a more effective and efficient maintenance strategy in order to stay competitive. Despite the increasing demand on reliable production equipment, few manufacturing companies work with strategic maintenance development and a large part of the manufacturing industry lack clear maintenance strategies. It is therefore difficult to develop the maintenance work in accordance with the strategic goals of the manufacturing companies. The main objective of this paper is to define a process for formulating maintenance strategy in order to facilitate further development in a strategic way. The problem has been studied by literature review and through case study at one major manufacturing site in Sweden to investigate the company’s view on strategic maintenance development. Hence, a formulated maintenance strategy has been provided and presented. The company’s overall goals considered and translated to the strategic objective of maintenance. Moreover, balanced score card is used as a tool to make a framework of the maintenance strategy. As a result of this study, the company could easily formulate a maintenance strategy by using a simple process based on the tools that they have already used. In addition to this, the result indicated how maintenance strategy can contribute to the company’s business goals.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22251 (URN)978-952-67981-0-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Congress Proceedings of COMADEM 2013, International Congress of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-13, 2013
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing developmentxpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2013-11-03 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Friedler, N., Salonen, A. & Johansson, C. (2013). The automation equipment acquisition process – experienced users’ perspective. In: International Conference on Production Research: 22nd International Conference on Production Research. Paper presented at ICPR 22,22nd International Conference on Production Research,Iguassu Falls, Brazil,July 28th - August 1st.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The automation equipment acquisition process – experienced users’ perspective
2013 (English)In: International Conference on Production Research: 22nd International Conference on Production Research, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Automation technology can increase company’s competiveness if it is used correctly. One step on the way to achieve this is to acquire proper automation technology. This paper describes how nine manufacturing companies in Sweden work when they acquire advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) with automation investments in focus. These nine companies are located all over Sweden and they are considered to be amongst the most experienced in Sweden, running automation investments. The respectively companies way of working is described and analyzed. Most of the companies had a quite extensive model for their acquisition process. Main reason for investing in automation, key factors for successful implementation of automation equipment and suggested improvements to the described acquisition models, are discussed in the paper.

Keywords
Acquisition process, Automation, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, AMT, Manufacturing industries.
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22287 (URN)2-s2.0-84929358891 (Scopus ID)
Conference
ICPR 22,22nd International Conference on Production Research,Iguassu Falls, Brazil,July 28th - August 1st
Projects
LEAD - Lean Automation Developmentxpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2013-11-01 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2015-11-13Bibliographically approved
Salonen, A. (2012). Formulation of maintenance strategies: A simplified process. International Journal of COMADEM, 15(3), 9-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Formulation of maintenance strategies: A simplified process
2012 (English)In: International Journal of COMADEM, ISSN 1363-7681, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 9-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is large financial potential in optimum production maintenance. Research has indicated that as much as one third of the maintenance cost is unnecessarily spent due to bad planning, overtime costs, bad use of preventive maintenance etc. However, studies have shown that few manufacturing companies consider maintenance to be a strategic area. Even among those firms that do have a maintenance strategy it is not evident that their strategies are clearly linked to the business strategies. Many companies in the manufacturing industry seem to find formulation of maintenance strategies to be difficult. To some extent this is due to lack of formal competence in maintenance management. Also companies often find the formulation process too resource demanding. Therefore, maintenance strategies are not widely used in manufacturing industry today. In addition, there seems to be no clear picture of what components a maintenance strategy could or should include. With this in mind, this paper aims at presenting a process for the formulation of maintenance strategies in discrete item manufacturing organizations. Important criteria for the formulation process are that it is easy to follow and that it does not require vast amount of resources.

The results show that the formulation process, developed and tested in this study, has been easy to use and understand. The three case companies have found that their new maintenance strategies have given them a good picture of the present situation, as well as good guidance in their necessary improvement work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Birmingham: COMADEM International, 2012
Keywords
Maintenance, Strategy
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12102 (URN)
Available from: 2011-04-12 Created: 2011-04-12 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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