Practical extensions to the level of repair analysis

R.J.I. Basten, M.C. Heijden, van der, J.M.J. Schutten

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Abstract

The level of repair analysis (LORA) gives answers to three questions that are posed when deciding on how to maintain capital goods: 1) which components to repair upon failure and which to discard, 2) at which locations in the repair network to perform each type of repairs, and 3) at which locations in the network to deploy resources, such as test equipment. The goal is to achieve the lowest possible life cycle costs. Various models exist for the lora problem. However, these models tend to be restrictive in that specific business situations cannot be incorporated, for example, having repair equipment with a capacity restriction or the occurrence of unsuccessful repairs. We discuss and model various practically relevant extensions to an existing minimum cost ow formulation for the lora problem. We show the added value of these model refinements in an extensive numerical experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameBETA publicatie : working papers
Volume304
ISSN (Print)1386-9213

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Basten, R. J. I., Heijden, van der, M. C., & Schutten, J. M. J. (2010). Practical extensions to the level of repair analysis. (BETA publicatie : working papers; Vol. 304). Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.