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Proposing a method to reduce technical downtime at Quaker Oats

Vlaming, B.J.S. (2019) Proposing a method to reduce technical downtime at Quaker Oats.

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Abstract:Research at Quaker Oats to reduce the technical downtime by starting the transition from corrective maintenance to preventive maintenance. This research project is conducted at Quaker Oats as a master thesis for the study named Industrial Engineering and Management. The research project is written in the technical department (TD). The ask of the TD is to maintain the machines at Quaker Oats. The TD has to cope with machines that fail, due to technical problems, more frequent than wanted. Machines breakdown for 3,5% of the time nstead of 2,2%. This technical downtime results in an interruption of the production process of Quaker ats. This frustrates personnel and management and limits the output of the product. The general hought is that, due to the efficiency of the machines of 50-80%, the output can be increased by 20% once maintenance is optimal. The goal of the research is therefore to reduce the technical downtime by improving maintenance. We focus on downtime resulting from technical causes such as damaged bearings, this means not human or material related downtime errors.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77815
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