Simulation and analysis of preventive maintenance scheduling techniques for fruit-roll packaging line

Ragini Waman Joshi, Qi Tian, Animek Shaurya, Pankhuri Arora, Weihong Guo

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Fruit rolls are one of the most popular dried food snacks. As the popularity of fruit rolls increases significantly in the last decade, maintenance scheduling for fruit-roll packing lines is becoming more and more important. In order to study the various preventive maintenance (PM) scheduling techniques for the fruit-roll packaging line, this paper builds a simulation model to analyze PM scheduling techniques to reduce downtime and associated costs. Three PM scheduling techniques, which are Global Maintenance Order (GMO), Reliability-based Maintenance Order (RMO), and Value-based Maintenance Order (VMO), are considered. A multi-criteria decision-making approach based on utility theory is proposed to select the PM schedule that will give the best utility, performance, and reliability. Statistical and graphical multi-criteria decision-making analysis are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1762-1772
Number of pages11
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
StatePublished - 2019
Event25th International Conference on Production Research Manufacturing Innovation: Cyber Physical Manufacturing, ICPR 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2019Aug 14 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Fruit-roll packing
  • Multi-criteria decision-making approach
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling
  • Simulation


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