Journal of Production Research & Management, Vol 7, No 2 (2017)

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Evaluation of Existing Maintenance Management Scenario of Indian SMEs to Address the Difficulties and Critical Parameters

Kandarp Joshi, Dhananjay Bhatt

Abstract


Indian small and medium enterprises need to build and maintain competitiveness against the challenges posed by globalization. To achieve a sustainable growth, the ministry of MSME, government of India has launched lean manufacturing competiveness scheme (LMCS). Under it, a cluster of 8 to10 MSMEs are formed to implement various lean principles. National Productivity Council has reported only 58% success rate for pilot phase implementations but on the ground, the sustention rate is much lower. The investigation has been made in such a cluster to evaluate the existing scenario of maintenance management and to present contextual issues for execution and sustention of maintenance management strategy. 10 cases were undertaken with methodology of structured questionnaire and semi structured interviews. The SPSS software was utilized to perform the required statistical analysis of collected data. This research would present the insight of Indian SMEs with new data and findings not only on the maintenance management but also provide the navigation for establishment of sustainable lean culture. The results of investigation bring the focus on critical issues with indicators and guidelines for improving productivity through maintenance management strategy.

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Kandarp Joshi, Dhananjay Bhatt. Evaluation of Existing Maintenance Management Scenario of Indian SMEs to Address the Difficulties and Critical Parameters. Journal of Production Research and Management. 2017; 7(2): 17–28p.


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