Contracting out maintenance and a plan for future research

H.H. Martin

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Presents a discussion of the research survey carried out at the Faculty of Technology Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology concerning contractors’ maintenance. First, gives a brief introduction to the emerging contracting out phenomenon in The Netherlands. Then, provides an overview of several contract types that can be offered by contractors and the potential difficulties that have to be solved in establishing such contracts. Complements this with some first-hand experiences gained in actual situations. Further discusses the importance of taking the initiative by the contractor in developing a contracting out market for maintenance. Finally, makes suggestions with respect to developing in-depth research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-91
JournalJournal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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