A production and maintenance planning model for the process industry

J. Ashayeri, A. Teelen, W. Selens

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In this paper a mixed-integer linear programming model is developed to simultaneously plan preventive maintenance and production in a process industry environment, where maintenance planning is extremely important. The model schedules production jobs and preventive maintenance jobs, while minimizing costs associated with production, backorders, corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance. The model takes into account the probability of a breakdown given the last maintenance period. The formulation of the model is flexible, so that it can be adapted to several production situations. The performance of the model is discussed and a branching solution procedure is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3311-3326
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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