Aggregate overhaul and supply chain planning for rotables

J.J. Arts, S.D.P. Flapper, K. Vernooij

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We consider the problem of planning preventive maintenance and overhaul for modules that occur in a eet of assets such as trains or airplanes. Each type of module, or rotable, has its own maintenance program in which a maximum amount of time between overhauls of a module is stipulated. Overhauls are performed in an overhaul workshop with limited capacity. The problem we study is to determine aggregate workforce levels, turn-around-stock levels of modules, and overhaul and replacement quantities per period so as to minimize to sum of labor costs, material costs of over- haul, and turn-around-stock investments over the entire life-cycle of the system to be maintained. We prove that this planning problem is strongly NP-hard, but we also provide computational evidence that the mixed integer programming formulation can be solved within reasonable time for real-life instances. Furthermore, we show that the linear programming relaxation can also be used to aid decision making. We apply the model in a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameBETA publicatie : working papers
ISSN (Print)1386-9213


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