Maintenance performance measurement gaps in manufacturing enterprises: Translation to management system

Peter Muganyi, Charles Mbohwa

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Maintenance performance is crucial for the viability of many manufacturing organizations as the maintenance status of equipment has a direct impact on manufacturing performance. In turn, the manufacturing performance has a colossal effect on business performance generally as many manufacturing enterprises' survival is hinged on manufacturing output. The significance of high maintenance performance need no over-emphasis as costs for manufactured goods can spiral out of control only because of low equipment reliability. Whether maintenance performance is measured as a direct or indirect business objective, it is irrelevant as it can affect manufacturing performance output momentously if it goes unchecked. Thus, for equipment intensive manufacturing enterprises, it is imperative that the maintenance performance is measured and tracked to prevent any downward trending slant. Thus this research was carried out to unravel the significance of measuring and monitoring maintenance performance and the value derived from such measurements. The feedback loop to performance improvement need to be further pursued to enable consistent maintenance improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1170-1179
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberOCT
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIEOM Bogota Conference / 1st South American Congress 2017 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 25 Oct 201626 Oct 2016


  • Equipment reliability
  • Feedback loop
  • Maintenance performance indicators
  • Maintenance performance measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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