Data for better maintenance plans and investments policy

Helena Kortelainen, Kati Kupila, Seppo Silenius, Antti Päivike

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    This paper describes a new Internet-based maintenance data collection application and its use for improved maintenance planning at a woodyard. It presents some data collection results and demonstrates how the availability performance measures based on the collected data are calculated. The developed data collection application met the user requirements.The device-based data structure makes further analysis, reporting, and use of the data possible. The database, from which a mill can recall maintenance and failure data, supports maintenance information exchange and helps to solve recurring problems. Detailed analysis of availability performance helps locate bottlenecks in a production line and insures accurate direction of corrective measures. The information boosts the efforts to increase production line efficiency and supports decision-making for new investments. Application: Mills can use this information to improve their existing data collection systems and process efficiency. It also helps to set requirements for new systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-12
    Number of pages5
    JournalTappi Journal
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Kortelainen, H., Kupila, K., Silenius, S., & Päivike, A. (2003). Data for better maintenance plans and investments policy. Tappi Journal, 2(8), 8-12.