Discrete-Event Simulation in Smart Maintenance: Use of Discrete-Event Simulation in Manufacturing Maintenance Applications and Smart maintenance dimensions
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Production engineering (MPPEN), MSc
Manufacturing companies and industries are striving to maintain failure free production and therefore it is of great importance to have modern tools to assist maintenance activities. The move toward digitalization has brought new advantages and allowed for the transition to smart maintenance (SM). In this thesis, the use of Discrete-event simulation (DES) for the maintenance of manufacturing applications as well as the link between DES and SM dimensions are researched. With the aim to find the use of DES in manufacturing maintenance applications as well as the link between DES and SM dimensions, literature study was conducted along with interviews to develop both quantitative and qualitative data, then this data is analyzed, and interpreted as a result. The report also encompasses information regarding DES, maintenance types and SM. Results states the use of DES in manufacturing maintenance applications and the link between DES and SM dimensions. Future research agenda also addresses the potential use of DES in maintenance area as well as in SM dimensions that have not yet been assessed by literature.
maintenance, maintenance strategies, maintenance optimization, smart maintenance , simulation, discrete-event simulation, manufacturing maintenance applications