Maintenance Capacity Planning: Determination of Maintenance Workforce
Adel M. Al-Shayea
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2012.41006   PDF    HTML     7,897 Downloads   14,456 Views   Citations


Determining the size of maintenance workforce is an essential element of maintenance planning. It is important for performing maintenance programs perfectly. However, it is a complex and challenging problem since it involves the consideration of several important factors. The mathematical model developed in this paper aims at finding out the optimal size of the maintenance workforce taking into account all of the important factors that affect this size. It is based on determining the needed number of workers with different skill levels and from different sources to meet maintenance workload of different grades that is to be performed in a specified planning horizon with minimum cost acquired.

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A. Al-Shayea, "Maintenance Capacity Planning: Determination of Maintenance Workforce," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2012, pp. 37-43. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.41006.

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