A Design Support Tool for Improving Maintenance Scheduling Process

W. Khalid*, I. Soleymani, K. V. Sigsgaard, K. B. Hansen, J. K. Agergaard, N. H. Mortensen

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The challenge of user requirements for maintenance scheduling design in large asset-intensive industries suffers from lack of academic and empirical studies. Therefore, using a representative case study, this paper aims to: (1) identify the current practices and complex scheduling requirements; (2) propose a design support tool to optimize the maintenance scheduling process; and (3) report the gained benefits. The results reveal that the proposed tool can decrease the resource requirements, increase the capacity utilization, and reduce the cost while addressing the complex user requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventDesign 2020 - Cavtat, Croatia
Duration: 26 Oct 202029 Oct 2020


ConferenceDesign 2020


  • Design tools
  • Design process
  • Complex systems
  • Maintenance
  • Scheduling

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Khalid, W., Soleymani, I., Sigsgaard, K. V., Hansen, K. B., Agergaard, J. K., & Mortensen, N. H. (2020). A Design Support Tool for Improving Maintenance Scheduling Process. In Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 957-966). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsd.2020.126