publication . Doctoral thesis . 2003

The contribution of lean thinking to the maintenance of manufacturing systems

Davies, Christopher;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Despite many significant contributions and advances of lean thinking recorded in articles, books, and industrial case studies, its impact upon the maintenance function has not been fully investigated. From a maintenance perspective, excluding TPM, little or no insight into the use of lean thinking concepts in maintenance can be found in the literature, despite prominent contributors advocating greater management and business integration. An objective of the research described in this thesis was to satisfy the need for industry to understand the contribution of lean thinking to the maintenance of manufacturing systems. A research hypothesis (lean thinking improve...
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