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Presenting the model in improving maintenance and excellence in organizational culture and reliability in Iran tile and ceramic industries

Alireza Pezeshkian (Industrial Management Institute, Qazvin, The Islamic Republic of Iran)
Naser Hamidi (Islamic Azad University of Qazvin, Qazvin, The Islamic Republic of Iran)

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

ISSN: 1355-2511

Article publication date: 13 November 2019

Issue publication date: 15 June 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

In order to increase productivity and create added value in ceramic and tile industries of Iran, the role of physical assets including machinery, equipment and utilities is very important in these industries, and management of those take an important role. Organizational culture and its role in physical asset management implementation are very important in the Iran ceramic and tile industries. In these industries, there is a secret force called culture, which must be changed if the organization wants to grow up and improve physical assets management. The purpose of this paper is to identify organizational cultural, technical and reliability variables and structure of these variables in form of a combined structural model.

Design/methodology/approach

In order to present a structural combination model, a development model type, the mixed research method is used, and expert’s comments are also used. This model was implemented at Apadana Ceram Company, and its results, in comparison with previous models on physical assets, have shown that consideration of four culture elements can be of great help to reach an optimal point in maintenance and excellence.

Findings

In this paper, analysis of previous research studies, project documents and expert’s opinions in ceramic and tile industries have been used. In the presented model, special attention has been paid to organizational culture and its four elements including values, patterns, rituals and procedures and cultural infrastructure in order to achieve excellence and reach an optimal point in maintenance. Also, governing structure between organizational culture and technical and reliability variables was nominated, which could help companies in physical asset management. Furthermore, eight components of change management were expressed, which are important in order to implement this model.

Originality/value

This model with special consideration of four culture elements can be of great help to industries to reach an optimal point in maintenance and excellence.

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Citation

Pezeshkian, A. and Hamidi, N. (2020), "Presenting the model in improving maintenance and excellence in organizational culture and reliability in Iran tile and ceramic industries", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 369-382. https://doi.org/10.1108/JQME-06-2018-0051

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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