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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Impact of Maintenance Performance in Cable Manufacturing Industry: Cutix Cable Plc Hub Example
by Godwin, Harold Chukwuemeka and Nsobundu, Martins Chinemelum

The maintenance expenditure accounts for 20-50% of the production cost for many asset-intensive industries depending on the level of mechanization which when reduced will lead to reduction in production cost. This paper aimed at integrating the efficiency and effectiveness of the production function into equipment and plant maintenance in Cutix Cable Manufacturing Plc. Nnewi, Nigeria through the review of their maintenance input for the year 2011. The objectives are to identify the lapses in their maintenance culture using the maintenance performance productivity model, to identify the effectiveness and efficiency of their production system using the overall equipment effectiveness/efficiency model (OEE) and as well establish the correlation between their performance and the productivity of their system using the statistical analysis technique. Findings revealed 98.8 hours of breakdown resulting to ?990000 ($1.55B) being cost of breakdown repair. Equipment effectiveness/efficiency varies throughout the year 2011 with values between 81% and 86%. It is therefore recommended that Cutix Cable Plc should adopt and implement the total productive maintenance strategy to improve the Equipment Availability (EA) and its utilization, the Production Rate (PR), and the Quality Rate (QR). This research will help CUTIX Cable manufacturing Plc to adopt the most effective maintenance strategy.
Keywords: maintenance, equipment, efficient, production, breakdown, downtime
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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