Integrated Approach to Maintenance and Capability Enhancement

Proposal of a Maintenance Dashboard Framework
Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)


In the current climate, the industrial sector is increasingly characterised by longer product life cycles and asset availability demands. There is likely to be a reduction in the number of major acquisition projects in the future. This, combined with organisational changes and the fact that both governmental and commercial sectors are steering towards contracting for capability, has led to an internal shift in manufacturing centric companies. These traditional companies are now providing service offerings for their products, thereby reducing customer oriented risk. The services aspect includes the use of new technologies and methods for managing technical products over their life cycle and ensuring that customers’ required capability and availability demands are met. This imposes new challenges on subsequent maintenance, repair and capability enhancement procedures. A framework for the development of a Maintenance Dashboard is proposed. The underlying purpose being to establish an approach that supports the decision-making process on whether to maintain, repair, upgrade or update a given asset. Through incorporating maintenance and capability enhancement, both facets are considered in their entirety as opposed to in isolation. The proposed framework aims to direct key asset status information at the various stakeholders involved while an asset is deemed ‘active’, thus aiding consistent decision-making which may ultimately be related to KPI management.


Application Model Preventive Maintenance Product Life Cycle Requirement Elicitation Maintenance Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Precision Manufacturing Centre, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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