Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

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Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul describes how MRO organizations can achieve significant improvement in financial performance by applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to guide the implementation of Lean manufacturing tools. This Lean/TOC approach facilitates a growth strategy by providing customer value, such as faster turnaround times, that the competition cannot match. Lean/TOC creates the capacity for this growth by eliminating waste.

This practical guide shows how Lean/TOC also provides the improvement strategy for dealing with the variation that distinguishes MRO from high-volume, repetitive manufacturing. The methodology expands the improvement efforts beyond the manufacturing floor to make the organizational changes needed to facilitate growth and to empower the workforce to be enthusiastic participants in the improvement processes. You will learn how these concepts have been applied to MRO organizations in the commercial and defense sectors.


  • The MRO business opportunity
  • The goal of Lean and how Lean for MRO is different
  • Achieving sustained growth in the MRO business
  • Managing the MRO process
  • Enabling flow in an MRO environment
  • The Lean MRO toolkit
  • Managing the back-shops
  • Creating a visual culture for the implementation of Lean/TOC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071789950
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 07/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Ball Corporation Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He has taught at this university since 1992. He has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, a PGDM from IIMBangalore, and an M Tech degree from IIT-Madras. Srinivasan has many years of experience in the automobile industry. He has consulted with, and trained senior executives from numerous U.S. Fortune 500 organisations on how to build and manage lean supply chains. He has also trained senior executives in India, Germany, Taiwan, Sweden, Singapore, China, Mexico and Romania. Srinivasan has published over forty papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written many articles for trade journals and magazines.

Table of Contents

1. Big Picture Thinking in MRO
2. Lean as a Growth Strategy
3. But, Isn't MRO Different
4. A Growth Model for MRO Industry
5. Managing MRO as a Project
6. The Lean MRO Toolkit
7. The Value of a Visual Culture
8. Managing the Back-shops
9. Integrating Supply Chain w MRO

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