Standardization and optimization of maintenance processes in lean manufacturing systems
Efficient maintenance processes are necessary in lean manufacturing systems to ensure high productivity in order to stay competitive. In this paper the development of a two-step-approach for maintenance process optimization is presented. The first step is the development of a standard for the sequence of process steps for various maintenance tasks. With this logical design, key figures can be generated and areas of improvement become visible. Based on that standard and on the method Value Stream Mapping, a new approach to analyze and optimize maintenance processes is presented. Shorter lead times and more efficient maintenance processes are the result.