Dec 5, 2018
Guest: Anders Skoogh, Associate Professor and
research group leader for Production Service Systems &
Maintenance, Department of Industrial and Materials Science,
Chalmers University of Technology.
“The vision has to be failure-free production”
Listen to Anders
Skoogh, who brings a perspective that combines technology,
management and strategy and that transforms the concept of
maintenance from reactive and insular to proactive and
collaborative. Anders, being the Director of the Production
Engineering Master Programme, describes how digitalization has been
brought into curricula.
Some of the topics that Anders illustrated during the
- The Overall Equipment Effectiveness, a pivotal
indicator in maintenance management. If you want to know more,
check this article by Torbjörn Ylipää, Anders Skoogh, Jon Bokrantz,
Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan, (2017) "Identification of maintenance
improvement potential using OEE assessment", International Journal
of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 66 Issue: 1,
- The shift from condition-based maintenance to
predictive-based or even prescriptive-based
maintenance: in the future, failures will be predicted and
the most efficient course of action will be advised.
- The technology that “smartifies” maintenance,
e.g., 5G connectivity, sensor systems, integration of data from
sensors with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP)
- The importance of achieving smart maintenance through not only
“a bunch of technologies” but also an intentional
organizational changes and re-shaping of the organizational
competences in manufacturing.
- Servitization of production services.