An integrated three-stage maintenance scheduling model for unrelated parallel machines with aging effect and multi-maintenance activities
We propose an integrated three-stage model for maintenance scheduling of unrelated parallel machines (UPMs) with aging effect and multi-maintenance activities (AEMMAs) using a variety of MODM techniques such as the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP), the technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS), and goal programming (GP). We use fuzzy AHP in the first stage of the proposed model to account for the inherent ambiguity and vagueness in real-life maintenance scheduling problems. In the second stage, we use TOPSIS to reduce the multi-objective problem into an efficient bi-objective problem. Finally, we use GP to solve the resulting bi-objective problem and develop an optimal maintenance schedule in the third stage of the model. We use a numerical example to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach and exhibit the efficacy of the procedures and algorithms.
Tavana, Madjid; Zarook, Yaser; and Santos-Arteaga, Francisco, "An integrated three-stage maintenance scheduling model for unrelated parallel machines with aging effect and multi-maintenance activities" (2015). Business Systems and Analytics Faculty Work. 169.