A proper methodological approach to Maintenance Management can lead to competitive improvements. The objective of this works is to provide a structured maintenance process and some tools that can support the PROMIS user in elaborating its own specific maintenance process, adapted to his requirements.
In today's world, Reliability and Maintenance have a high impact on the three main market competition factors: quality, costs and useful life.
The necessity of controlling the number of failures, the related damages and the times ro repair of the productive systems, of the products and services provided, has grown together with the automation investments growth, with the increase of transformation speed and with the versatility and flexibility of use.
Productive equipments and systems, when assisted by effective maintenance process, keep at their prescribed level their quality and safety requirements, reduce scraps and re-works, improve products both from a technical (e.g. shape, size, finishing, etc.), and a qualitative point of view (e.g. performances, energetic consumption reduction, ease of use, simplicity, comfort, etc.).
Therefore, Maintenance is a technical discipline that is strictly related to production and design (both of systems and products).
The methodological approach to Maintenance Management that can lead to competitive improvements is here proposed. In particular, the "Process" & "Contents" pyramid's faces have been structured according to the following "Best Practice Engineering Maintenance Management Process":
A) Base Maintenance & Inspection Plan:
B) Upgraded Maintenance & Inspection Plan:
C) Completion Maintenance & Inspection Plan: