Maintenance service logistics

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Capital goods, such as manufacturing equipment, trains, and Industrial printers, are used in the primary processes of their users. Their availability is of key importance. To achieve high availability, maintenance is required throughout their long life cycles. Many different resources such as spare parts, service engineers and tools, are necessary to perform maintenance. In some cases, e.g. for trains, also maintenance facilities are required. Maintenance service logistics encompasses all processes that ensure that the resources required for maintenance are at the right place at the right time. In a broader sense, it also includes maintenance planning and design-for-maintenance. We first discuss capital goods and the requirements that their users have, which leads us to basic maintenance principles and the structure of typical service supply chains. Next, various relevant decisions and supporting theories and models are discussed. Finally, we discuss the latest developments within maintenance service logistics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
EditorsH. Zijm, M. Klumpp, A. Regattieri, S. Heragu
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-319-92447-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92446-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8925


  • Active Maintenance Time
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
  • Repairable Spare Parts
  • Service Tools
  • Shop Replaceable Units (SRUs)


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