To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

An analysis of economics of investing in IT in the maintenance department: An empirical study in a cement factory in Tanzania

E.A.M. Mjema (Department of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
A.M. Mweta (Department of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

ISSN: 1355-2511

Article publication date: 1 December 2003

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to analyse the economics of introducing IT in the maintenance department. The economics in this case was determined by conducting a quantitative analysis on the reduction of operational costs, on increase in productivity and on quality improvement. A comparison was made to analyse company performance in the maintenance before and after the introduction of IT in the maintenance department. The analysis shows that there were reductions of operational and inventory holding costs. Likewise, it was shown that there was also improvement in product quality and productivity.

Keywords

Citation

Mjema, E.A.M. and Mweta, A.M. (2003), "An analysis of economics of investing in IT in the maintenance department: An empirical study in a cement factory in Tanzania", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 411-435. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552510310503259

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2003, MCB UP Limited