On the interaction between maintenance, spare part inventories and repair capacity for a k

  title={On the interaction between maintenance, spare part inventories and repair capacity for a k},
  author={Karin S. de Smidt-Destombes and Matthieu van der Heijden and Aart van Harten},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
In this paper we consider a k-out-of-N system with identical, repairable components under a condition-based maintenance policy. Maintenance consists of replacing all failed and/or aged components. Next, the replaced components have to be repaired. The system availability can be controlled by the maintenance policy, the spare part inventory level, the repair capacity and repair job priority setting. We present two approximate methods to analyse the relation between these control variables and… CONTINUE READING
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