A framework for improvement of production plant performance using production assurance programs

  • Javad Barabady
  • Tore Markeset
  • Uday Kumar
Original Article


The main objective of a production assurance program (PAP) for a production plant is to ensure that the planned production capacity is achieved. The assurance programs describe the activities necessary to fulfil the objectives, how they will be carried out, by whom, and when. These activities also provide input to decisions-making regarding design, manufacturing, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of plants. It is a challenge to manage and improve production assurance. The aim of this paper is to present and discuss a methodology for improvement of production assurance performance through PAP, organized into four steps, namely data collection and information management, modeling and data analysis, generation of improvement alternatives and evaluation and decision-making.


Production assurance programmes Reliability Maintainability Production performance 


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© The Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management (SREQOM), India and The Division of Operation and Maintenance, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TromsøTromsøNorway
  2. 2.University of StavangerStavangerNorway
  3. 3.Luleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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