All products and systems are unreliable in the sense that they degrade and fail. Corrective maintenance (CM) restores a failed item to an operational state and effective preventive maintenance (PM) reduces the likelihood of failure. These maintenance actions can be done either in-house or can be outsourced to an external agent. We focus on the maintenance being outsourced and look at the issues involved from the perspectives of the owner of the asset and the agent providing the maintenance service.
|Title of host publication||Stochastic reliability and maintenance modeling|
|Subtitle of host publication||essays in honor of Professor Shunji Osaki on his 70th birthday|
|Editors||Tadashi Dohi, Toshio Nakagawa|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Springer Series in Reliability Engineering|