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An empirical investigation of preventive maintenance practices among manufacturing organizations: does cost and quality matter?


Mad Lazim, Halim and Dayanan, Sasitharan and Taib, Che Azlan and Lamsali, Hendrik and Salleh, Mohamed Najib (2019) An empirical investigation of preventive maintenance practices among manufacturing organizations: does cost and quality matter? Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, 11 (2(SI)). pp. 120-129. ISSN 1947-5667

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Abstract

Purpose: The prime objective of the current study is to investigate the relationship between Preventive Maintenance (PM) and production performance. The study has proposed a framework which argues that preventive maintenance practices improve production performance by lowering production cost and improving the product quality Design/methodology/approach: The methodology involves transforming the Malaysian manufacturing Sector trough preventive maintenance that can reduce manufacturing cost and increase product quality. The empirical data were collected from 155 Malaysian manufacturing companies through a survey. Findings: The paper finds that Preventive Maintenance practices successfully reduce the manufacturing cost and at the same time increase the quality of the product trough practicing Time –based maintenance (TBM); Condition-based maintenance (CBM) and Predictive maintenance (PdM). All Malaysian manufacturing sectors comprehend that the Preventive Maintenance practices namely; Time -based maintenance (TBM); Condition-based maintenance (CBM) and Predictive maintenance (PdM) are very important that deliver value in use. Research limitations/implications: The limitations are the study focuses only on manufacturing based company and no service based companies were involved in this study and this study only prioritizing Preventive Maintenance practices as in‐depth in nature, and the brief reporting can only cover the tip of the iceberg. Practical implications: The Preventive maintenance has significant potential value in providing routes for companies to move up their value by exploiting higher value business activities. Originality/value: The paper can be useful for Malaysian manufacturing and service industries which are in the starting phase of PM implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preventive Maintenance, Malaysian Manufacturing Sector, Manufacturing Performance, Time –Based Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 06:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 06:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26335

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