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Common database for cost-effective improvement of maintenance performance


  • Kans, Mirka
  • Ingwald, Anders


This paper describes how a common database can play an important role in reaching cost-effective improvements of maintenance performance. The definition and overall design of a common database are presented and illustrated by a case. The main result presented is that it is possible to access a more correct view of the situation in the production by data (information) integration and thereby obtain a better base for making maintenance decisions. The common database supports the development of applications e.g. for monitoring the performance of a production process, for deciding the most cost-effective maintenance policy or for simulating possible maintenance solutions.

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  • Kans, Mirka & Ingwald, Anders, 2008. "Common database for cost-effective improvement of maintenance performance," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 113(2), pages 734-747, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:113:y:2008:i:2:p:734-747

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