Evaluating and comparing the implementation effectiveness of corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance with a systems dynamic approach (case study: Symcan company)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., group of industrial engineering, Payam Noor University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. Student , group of industrial engineering, Payam Noor University of Rey city center, Tehran, Iran

3 MSc. Student in socio-economic systems, Faculty of industrial engineering and systems, university of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Maintenance is one of the Inseparable parts of each Industry and relations between this part and others consist of many dynamics and feedbacks. By this regard systems dynamic is a tool that can be used to analyze this part. In this paper for a company that produces Wire and cable, cause and effect (feedbacks) between maintenance and others part are modeled. After creating stock-flow diagram, model validation analyzed with Behavior Reproduction, Extreme Condition, and Sensitivity test. Also after model validation, effect of changing companies attitude from corrective maintenance to preventive maintenance, discussed. Results show this shifting is beneficial for company from different views and increase sales and customers. By this regard company managers should increase their Attention to preventive maintenance.


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