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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    Murthy, D. N. P., Jack, N., & Kumar, U. (2013). Maintenance outsourcing: issues and challenges. In T. Dohi, & T. Nakagawa (Eds.), Stochastic reliability and maintenance modeling: essays in honor of Professor Shunji Osaki on his 70th birthday (pp. 41-62). (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering; Vol. 9). Springer.