11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Maintenance Practices in Indonesian Wood and Furniture SMEs: Survey Results

Fathia Nisa, Ghina Haura Tsamarah, Nadia Farah Afief & Zarahmaida Taurina
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Maintenance and Reliability

The importance of maintenance arises over time due to the more advancement in technology and the higher demands where downtimes could ruin the business. The proper maintenance management will maximize the business profit and also offer a competitive advantage. This paper aims to identify the key ingredients of successful maintenance practices within the Indonesian wood and furniture industry through a survey of 35 SMEs. The t-test results show that all factors are significantly related to highly effective maintenance management. To study the relationship between maintenance success factors, the Pearson-correlation test was applied. The results show three strong correlations, i.e., the maintenance planning and scheduling - organization; maintenance approach - maintenance planning and scheduling; and maintenance approach - financial aspect. These three strong correlations can be an effective maintenance strategy to reduce the risk of tool and machine failure. A radar diagram shows the average status of maintenance management in the Indonesian wood and furniture industries. It shows that, on average, the respondents were “excellence,” who are fully or almost entirely adopting proper maintenance practice and have excellent performance in that particular aspect. On average, the respondents are fully aware of the importance of maintenance practice as fundamental for their business success.

Keywords

Maintenance management, Survey, Indonesia, Furniture industry, Maintenance approaches

Published in: 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Singapore, Singapore

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 7-11, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6124-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767