Sustainability: Orientation in Maintenance Management—Theoretical Background

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Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Abstract

New concepts and approaches to corporate management, such as Lean Manufacturing, new challenges connected with natural resources management (Green Manufacturing), and thinking in a sustainable way (Sustainable Manufacturing) resulted in developing new approach to maintenance management as well. Contemporary maintenance is not only a set of operations focused on dealing with breakdowns and failures and conservation of machines and devices. Nowadays, it is more like long term strategic planning which integrates all the phases of a product lifecycle, includes and anticipates changes in social, environmental and economic trends, benefits from innovative technologies. Thus, it is necessary to include sustainable development category into processes and activities realized in the area of enterprise’s technical infrastructure maintenance.

Keywords

Lean maintenance Green maintenance Sustainable maintenance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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