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Maintenance 4.0: implementation challenges and its analysis

Ajith Tom James (Operations and IT Department, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India)
Girish Kumar (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India)
Adnan Qayyum Khan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)
Mohammad Asjad (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 8 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze the challenges associated with the implementation of the concept of Maintenance 4.0 in industries.

Design/methodology/approach

The challenges in the implementation of Maintenance 4.0 are identified through a literature survey and interaction with professionals from the industry and academia. A structural hierarchy framework that integrates the methodologies of ISM and MICMAC is used for the analysis of Maintenance 4.0 implementation challenges. The framework establishes the interrelationship among challenges and segregates them into driving, linkage, dependent and autonomous groups.

Findings

A novel concept of Maintenance 4.0 under the aegis of Industry 4.0 is gaining appreciation worldwide. However, there are challenges in the adaptation of Maintenance 4.0 concepts among industries. The various challenges as well as their impact on the objective of implementation of Maintenance 4.0 are identified.

Practical implications

The practicing engineers, academicians, researchers and the concerned industries can infer from the results to improve upon the causes of such challenges and promote the implementation of Maintenance 4.0 most efficiently and effectively.

Originality/value

This paper is a novel, unique and first of its kind that addresses the most contemporary challenges in the implementation of Maintenance 4.0 concepts in industries.

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Citation

James, A.T., Kumar, G., Khan, A.Q. and Asjad, M. (2022), "Maintenance 4.0: implementation challenges and its analysis", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-04-2021-0097

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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