Large, complex, expensive, and long-lived equipment often operate in harsh environments, which leads to the requirements of lifecycle maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). To support the continuous improvement of productivity and to reduce the cost of MRO, this paper developed a cloud-based framework for lean MRO of the equipment with the aforementioned characteristics. A concept and a model of lean MRO are proposed. Taking advantage of cloud-based design and manufacturing (CBDM) into account, an architectural framework of cloud-based MRO is proposed. A case of a lean MRO for continuous casting equipment demonstrates that the proposed cloud-based framework can achieve the goal of lean MRO of complex equipment.
A Cloud-Based Framework for Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of Complex Equipment
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received November 15, 2014; final manuscript received May 4, 2015; published online July 8, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Lihui Wang.
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Zhang, Z., Liu, G., Jiang, Z., and Chen, Y. (August 1, 2015). "A Cloud-Based Framework for Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of Complex Equipment." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. August 2015; 137(4): 040908. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030619
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