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Razmi-Farooji, A., Kropsu-Vehkaperä, H., Härkönen, J. and Haapasalo, H. (2019), "Advantages and potential challenges of data management in e-maintenance", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 378-396. https://doi.org/10.1108/JQME-03-2018-0018

Advantages and potential challenges of data management in e-maintenance

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Author: Razmi-Farooj, Arian1; Kropsu-Vehkaperä, Hanna1; Härkönen, Janne1;
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019082725799
Language: English
Published: , 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-27
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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to understand data management challenges in e-maintenance systems from a holistically viewpoint through summarizing the earlier scattered research in the field, and second, to present a conceptual approach for addressing these challenges in practice.

Design/methodology/approach: The study is realized as a combination of a literature review and by the means of analyzing the practices on an industry leader in manufacturing and maintenance services.

Findings: This research provides a general understanding over data management challenges in e-maintenance and summarizes their associated proposed solutions. In addition, this paper lists and exemplifies different types and sources of data which can be collected in e-maintenance, across different organizational levels. Analyzing the data management practices of an e-maintenance industry leader provides a conceptual approach to address identified challenges in practice.

Research limitations/implications: Since this paper is based on studying the practices of a single company, it might be limited to generalize the results. Future research topics can focus on each of mentioned data management challenges and also validate the applicability of presented model in other companies and industries.

Practical implications: Understanding the e-maintenance-related challenges helps maintenance managers and other involved stakeholders in e-maintenance systems to better solve the challenges.

Originality/value: The so-far literature on e-maintenance has been studied with narrow focus to data and data management in e-maintenance appears as one of the less studied topics in the literature. This research paper contributes to e-maintenance by highlighting the deficiencies of the discussion surrounding the perspectives of data management in e-maintenance by studying all common data management challenges and listing different types of data which need to be acquired in e-maintenance systems.

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Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Pages: 378 - 396
DOI: 10.1108/JQME-03-2018-0018
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1108/JQME-03-2018-0018
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Copyright information: © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Razmi-Farooji, A., Kropsu-Vehkaperä, H., Härkönen, J. and Haapasalo, H. (2019), "Advantages and potential challenges of data management in e-maintenance", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 378-396, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1108/JQME-03-2018-0018.