System dynamics model for controlling the net profit, by focusing on productive maintenance

Kamath, Nagaraj H and Rodrigues, Lewlyn L R and Mathew, Asish O (2013) System dynamics model for controlling the net profit, by focusing on productive maintenance. In: International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Technologies (iCEST-2014).

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Abstract

The present scenario of the Indian printing industry can change drastically, with the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in media sector. At which point of time, all small, medium and large printing organizations will face threats from Global players in the area of Today majority of the leading printers in India have realized that they must be competitive in the global market, by focusing on productivity and customer satisfaction, which can be achieved by efficiently using all the resources, optimizing and integrating or synchronizing all the process of the printing operation. Due to the above realistic condition of the Indian Printing Industry, it is the appropriate time to adopt Total Production Maintenance (TPM), which is mainly focusing on optimizing and integrating the printing operation. In printing Industry across the globe, with Hybrid technology and imported materials, it is not possible to have efficient operation. Hence along with other factors, maintenance today has become an integral part of the printing operation. This paper focuses on the maintenance activity as a profit center and not a cost center. The research variables of interest are quantity rate and availability rate. The procedure adopted in this research is to have extensive literature review and identify the variables affecting maintenance and profit of organization, constructing a fish bone analysis, making a casual loop diagram and developing a System Dynamics model. The results have indicated that Productive Maintenance affects the profit. The outcome of this research is useful for any manufacturing industry, which is focusing on maintenance activity to generate profit

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), System Dynamics (SD), Efficiency, Optimization, Productivity and Printing industry
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Printing and Media
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2015 08:54
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2015 08:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141343

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