Maintenance outsourcing: issues and challenges

D. N. P. Murthy, N. Jack, U. Kumar

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStochastic reliability and maintenance modeling
    Subtitle of host publicationessays in honor of Professor Shunji Osaki on his 70th birthday
    EditorsTadashi Dohi, Toshio Nakagawa
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447149712
    ISBN (Print)9781447149705
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Series in Reliability Engineering
    ISSN (Print)1614-7839


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