Guest: Anders Skoogh, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology.
“The vision has to be failure-free production”
to achieve a failure-free production? Anders Skoogh, Associate
Professor and research group leader for Production Service Systems &
Maintenance, brings a perspective that combines technology,
management and strategy and that transforms the concept of maintenance from reactive
and insular to proactive and collaborative. Anders, being the Director of the
Production Engineering Master Programme, describes how digitalization has been
brought into curricula.
Podcast Episode 4
Some of the topics that Anders illustrated during the
The Overall Equipment Effectiveness, a pivotal indicator in maintenance
management. If you want to know more, check this article by Torbjörn Ylipää,
Anders Skoogh, Jon Bokrantz, Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan, (2017)
"Identification of maintenance improvement potential using OEE
assessment", International Journal of Productivity and Performance
Management, Vol. 66 Issue: 1, pp.126-143, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2016-0028
The shift from condition-based
maintenance to predictive-based or even
prescriptive-based maintenance: in the future, failures will be predicted
and the most efficient course of action will be advised.
The technology that “smartifies” maintenance, e.g., 5G connectivity, sensor
systems, integration of data from sensors with Manufacturing Execution Systems
(MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
The importance of achieving smart
maintenance through not only “a bunch of technologies” but also an intentional organizational changes and re-shaping of
the organizational competences in manufacturing.
of production services.