Maintenance in manufacturing environment: An overview

Umar M. Al-Turki, Tahir Ayar, Bekir Sami Yilbas*, Ahmet Ziyaettin Sahin

*Corresponding author for this work

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12 Scopus citations


Maintenance is one of the major activities in manufacturing as it highly influences production quality and quantity and directly affects production cost and customer satisfaction. As new manufacturing technologies emerge and global communication advances, new maintenance practices are developed to cope with these changes. The role of maintenance in maintaining asset value over time is getting more visible at the business level with the increase in its acquisition and maintenance costs. In this chapter, various manufacturing systems are introduced along with their distinctive features that influence maintenance strategies and practices. Maintenances management concepts, philosophies, policies, and practices in manufacturing are briefly described and discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

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© 2014, The Author(s).


  • Maintenance concepts
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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