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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
Spare Parts Planning and Control for Maintenance Operations
School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
J.J. Arts, "Spare Parts Planning and Control for Maintenance Operations", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 301, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.301
Keywords: spare parts, rolling stock, maintenance, inventory, supply chain.
This paper gives an overview of spare parts planning and control for maintenance operations. To illustrate this, several projects in collaboration with NedTrain, a division of the Dutch railways responsible for rolling stock maintenance, are described. The findings show that postponing maintenance as long as technically possible is not the most economical decision in many cases. Furthermore, the smart use of flexible repair capacity for spare parts can significantly reduce the investment in spare parts needed to guarantee service of rolling stock.
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