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Friday, 5 April 2013

OM0015 – Maintenance Management




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(Spring/Feb 2013)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 4
“Operations Management” Specialization
OM 0015 – Maintenance Management (4 credits)
(Book ID: B1340)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions.

Q1. Explain how breakdown, corrective and remedial maintenance contributes to the maintenance management of an organisation 10 marks(300-400) words
Answer : Breakdown maintenance involves the repair or replacement of equipment and components after they have failed. This kind of management strategy can be contrasted with preventive and predictive maintenance, which are designed to avoid equipment failures. The breakdown maintenance approach is typically employed when failures are unlikely to result in workplace injuries or excessive downtime, though the costs associated with emergency repairs are often prohibitive. A policy of breakdown maintenance is sometimes instituted when a facility or business has scheduled to close or cease



Q2. Explain the measures that capture the attributes pertaining to breakdowns and other maintenance performances .10 marks(300-400) words
Answer : Attributes that distinguish breakdown maintenance and other maintenance performances :
1. Reactive Maintenance
Reactive maintenance is basically the "run it till it breaks" maintenance mode. No actions or efforts are taken to maintain the equipment as the designer originally intended to ensure design life is reached. Advantages to reactive

Q3. Why detail analysis and use of different methods are essential requirements for taking suitable decisions on the equipment replacements? Explain briefly these methodologies used .10 marks(300-400) words
Answer : Much research has been undertaken in equipment replacement optimization (ERO)including the Texas Department of Transportation’s (Tudor) ongoing equipment replacement optimization efforts. A detailed review of the state-of-the art and state of-the-practice literature of the ERO problem and commercial fleet management systems currently available worldwide can be seen and examined in a

Q4. Explain briefly the ABC classification and reasons behind recommending ABC and VED classifications for managing inventory of spare parts for maintenance?10 marks(300-400) words
Answer : ABC classification is a ranking system for identifying and grouping items in terms of how useful they are for achieving business goals.
The system requires grouping things into three categories:
A - extremely important
B - moderately important
C - relatively unimportant
ABC classification is closely associated with the 80/20 rule, a business metric that proposes 80% of the outcomes are determined by

Q5. Explain briefly the universal principles used for improving productivity of the maintenance management 10 marks(300-400) words
Answer :  Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a business process improvement method, developed from the perspective of maintenance management. TPM concentrates on productivity improvement, primarily by way of maximizing the availability of equipment.
To do that, small

Q6. What is meant by ‘Overall Equipment Effectiveness’? What are its constituents? How the six losses are addressed through OEE? 10 marks(300-400) words
Answer : Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a hierarchy of metrics developed by Seiichi Nakajima in 1960's to evaluate how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. It is based on the Harrington Emerson way of thinking regarding labour efficiency. The results are stated in a generic form which allows comparison between manufacturing units in differing industries. It is not however an absolute
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