Competing through maintenance strategies

Christian N. Madu (Pace University, New York, USA)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Today’s business environment is considerably complex and, as a result, more factors influence the organization’s ability to compete effectively. Organizations today compete on several factors such as time, price, technology, innovation, quality, reliability, and information management. In all these, equipment maintenance and reliability are important strategies that can considerably influence the organization’s ability to compete effectively. This paper develops strategies that look into these important competitive factors. It shows that equipment maintenance and reliability management are importantly associated with an organization’s competitiveness and must be given adequate attention in the organization’s strategic planning.



Madu, C. (2000), "Competing through maintenance strategies", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 17 No. 9, pp. 937-949.

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