An integrated maintenance management system for an advanced manufacturing company

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-703
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2001


Maintenance costs in advanced manufacturing companies, e.g. electronics manufacturing companies, have been steadily increasing as the companies upgrade their production facilities. Maintenance costs are normally a considerable portion of the product cost. To maintain a competitive place in the market, it is critical for an advanced manufacturing company to have a sound maintenance management system, which can control its maintenance costs at the lowest level and maintain its overall equipment effectiveness at the highest level. This paper reports on an integrated maintenance management system, which has been developed and implemented in an advanced electronics manufacturing company in Hong Kong. The methods and principles of the system are discussed in sections on maintenance performance auditing, cost recording and tracing, reliability centred maintenance planning and control, condition monitoring and on-line feedback control, and integrated maintenance planning and control.

Research Area(s)

  • Computer-aided maintenance management (CAMM), Integrated maintenance management (IMM), Terotechnology, Total productive maintenance (TPM)