Lean Maintenance Roadmap

Sherif Mostafa, Jantanee Dumrak, Hassan Soltan

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Maintenance shares significant operating costs in an organisation. It is considered as a main pillar of the organisational performance. Lean thinking can be incorporated into maintenance activities through applying its principles and practices. Lean maintenance is a prerequisite for lean manufacturing systems. The exhaustive literature review has been conducted to collect the up-to-date maintenance strategies and activities, lean principles and practices in the lean maintenance process. The scope of this paper includes eight types of waste (non-value added maintenance activities), maintenance value stream mapping and a scheme of lean maintenance practices. The output of this paper is a proposed roadmap to apply lean thinking in a maintenance process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-444
Number of pages11
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • lean maintenance
  • lean maintenance roadmap
  • lean manufacturing
  • Maintenance strategies
  • maintenance value stream mapping


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