Maintenance minimization for competitive advantage: a life-cycle approach for product manufacturers and end users

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Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1994 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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The simplest way to provide customers with products and equipment that are always up and running and that require only modest maintenance is to incorporate low maintenance and high reliability into product design. The author views product maintenance from a life cycle perspective, from initial product concept through death and disposal. In this text, he presents guidelines for assessing and reducing the amount of maintenance a product will require. Maintenance Minimization for Competitive Advantagebrings a new and practical perspective to maintaining optimal function in industrial equipment and consumer products. The author presents maintenance as a factor to be considered from the initial design on a product, and explains how to design products so that they require minimal maintenance during use.

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Maintenance Life Cycle Phases
Maintenance Costs
Testability as Part of Maintenance

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