A Dynamic Maintenance Planning Framework Based on Fuzzy TOPSIS and FMEA: Application in an International Food Company

SELİM H., Yunusoglu M. G., Balaman S. Y.

QUALITY AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL, vol.32, no.3, pp.795-804, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/qre.1791
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-804
  • Keywords: dynamic maintenance planning, FMEA, fuzzy TOPSIS, FAILURE MODE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A maintenance planning framework is developed in this study to reduce and stabilize the maintenance costs of the manufacturing companies. The framework is based on fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution(TOPSIS) and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques and supports maintenance planning decisions in a dynamic way. The proposed framework is general and can easily be adapted to a host of manufacturing environments in a variety of sectors. To determine the maintenance priorities of the machines, fuzzy TOPSIS technique is employed. In this regard, risk priority number' obtained by FMEA and current technology', substitutability', capacity utilization', and contribution to profit' are used as the criteria. Performance of the resulting maintenance plan is monitored, and maintenance priorities of the machines are updated by the framework. To confirm the viability of the proposed framework, a real-world implementation in an international food company is presented. The results of the application reveal that the proposed maintenance planning framework can effectively and efficiently be used in practice. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.