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Title: The use of autonomous maintenance in the fertilizer industry in Zimbabwe
Authors: Mushiri, Tawanda
Mugwindiri, K.
Mbohwa, Charles
Keywords: Manufacturing
Developing countries
Autonomous maintenance
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Citation: Mushiri, T., Mugwindiri, K., & Mbohwa, C. (2016). The use of autonomous maintenance in the fertilizer industry in Zimbabwe. Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, San Francisco, USA, (Vol. 2), pp 900-904.
Abstract: The paper aims to give a guideline on the use and implementation of Autonomous Maintenance in a typical manufacturing facility. It details the chronic and perennial problems besetting typical developing countries maintenance regime scenarios. It then proffers a simple but concise paradigm shift toward the adoption and use of Autonomous Maintenance. A thorough literature exposé is articulated which it is hoped should cement the benefits of Autonomous Maintenance. Autonomous Maintenance is a dynamic, team-based methodology that involves all employees in identifying and eliminating equipment related losses such as equipment failure, inconsistent adjustment procedures, lengthy set-up time, idling and minor stoppages, processing defects and reduced production yields among others. The importance of teams in goal attainment is highlighted and finally the paper concludes by articulating the World famous 5’s due to Nakajima and incorporates these in the implementation of Autonomous Maintenance.
Description: Conference paper
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