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- ItemAn AHP-based evaluation of maintenance excellence cirteria(South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014) Tendayi, Tinashe George; Fourie, CorneliusENGLISH ABSTRACT: A state of Maintenance Excellence is when an organisation has achieved best maintenance practice standards and has reached the benchmark for the performance of maintenance operations. Various models exist in literature that highlight what elements need to be present in an organization in order to achieve maintenance excellence standards. However, these standards have to be prioritised according to the current state of the organisation’s operations. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a technique that is useful in establishing the priority and importance of individual decision-making alternatives through pairwise comparisons. In this study, the AHP process is used to evaluate a set of organisation-specific maintenance excellence criteria. A railway rolling stock maintenance organisation in the Western Cape region of South Africa is used as a case study for this exercise. By applying AHP to the results obtained from a survey conducted at the case study, some inconsistencies were found in the judgments made by the respondents. AHP was then used again to revise these judgments to make them more consistent. The end result of the study was a set of weighted and prioritized maintenance excellence criteria which will be useful in the organization’s endeavors to attain maintenance excellence.
- ItemA decision-making framework for effective maintenance management using life cycle costing (LCC) in a rolling stock environment(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016) Fourie, Cornelius Jacobus; Tendayi, Tinashe GeorgeENGLISH Abstract: In this paper, a life cycle costing (LCC) framework for effective maintenance management is investigated and developed for use in a railway rolling stock environment. The framework consists of combining typical mission-critical components together with their failure and maintenance history. All costs related to the operation and maintenance of these components throughout their life cycle are also determined. The next step involves considering different scenarios under which the components can be used in relation to operations, maintenance, and replacements. The decision about which scenario to take is based on the one with the most favourable net present value after life cycle costing is performed over a specified period of time. A typical railway rolling-stock maintenance organisation in South Africa was used to highlight the practical implications of such a framework and how the company could make informed and appropriate decisions. The conclusion of this study is that such a framework is useful, and that it can be used as a basis for estimating LCC across a spectrum of critical assets found in the rolling stock environment.
- ItemAn investigation into the applicability of lean thinking in an operational maintenance environment(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12) Tendayi, Tinashe George; Fourie, C. J.; Van Schalkwyk, T. D.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: It has been postulated that lean thinking principles can be successfully applied to any industry. Following on that postulation, there have been great advances in the area of lean thinking outside the “traditional” domain of manufacturing. One such advancement has been in the area of maintenance operations where lean thinking has been used through the concept of lean maintenance. However, a problem lies in the fact that the work that has been done so far has been largely limited to the manufacturing environment where lean maintenance is practised as a prerequisite for lean manufacturing. Little evidence exists of the use of frameworks or models that can test, let alone apply, lean thinking in operational maintenance environments outside of the manufacturing context. The main objective of this research was to come up with a framework, based on lean thinking tools and relevant performance measures, which will prove the applicability or otherwise, of lean thinking in an operational maintenance environment outside the traditional domain of manufacturing. A case study of the rolling stock section of the Salt River depot of PRASA, Metrorail, which is a typical non-traditional domain for lean thinking, was used to build and verify the framework. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) together with the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) process, is used in building and quantifying the judgements made in developing elements of the framework. The Value Stream Management process is used to predict the possible outcomes of using the proposed framework in the case study. The study was based on the hypothesis that lean thinking can also be applicable to non-manufacturing oriented maintenance organisations. The ensuing framework is used to make the argument for the use of the lean thinking approach in non-manufacturing oriented maintenance environments and hence expand the body of knowledge in this subject area. It also provides a roadmap for PRASA, Metrorail and other similar maintenance organisations in the rail industry to streamline and improve current operations through value addition and waste elimination efforts.