The impact of maintenance practices on operational and business performance

Mitchell, Ed, Prabhu, Vas and Robson, Andrew (2002) The impact of maintenance practices on operational and business performance. Managerial Auditing Journal, 17 (5). pp. 234-240. ISSN 0268-6902

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Maintenance and plant engineering are considered to be important parts of the strategy underlying successful manufacturing. The aim of this paper is to investigate the deployment level of good practice in these areas compared to other manufacturing processes and what impact they have on an organisation’s performance. It draws empirical results out of the data provided from a large-scale benchmarking study carried out in a specific region of the UK and tests part of these with case research. The findings are discussed, highlighting any variations between company size, sector and world-class status and the significance of any correlation found between practice and performance

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Selected for managerial, professional practitioner and economic research interest in manufacturing sectors exploring current practice and experience. Draws upon large scale survey and case data in a challenging area. It has significant impact on practice in commercial organisations and economic development policy in support agencies and NGOs.
Uncontrolled Keywords: manufacturing industries, maintenance
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008 12:55
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:08

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