mainDSS: INTER-FUNCTIONING AND INTELLIGENT DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MAINTENANCE IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
In today's competitive business environment, companies are seeking every possible advantage. It is widely known that maintenance is seen as a "black hole", which spent a lot of money with little measurable performance. Administration realises that maintenance offers real opportunities for reducing costs and increasing productivity.
The mainDSS project aimed to provide assistance in improving the efficiency of maintenance units, irrespective the industry and size of the unit. The project developed an information system, using a plug-in approach having a dynamic interface (' bridge'), with the databases of the Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). This situation was the basis on which the project based its expected results, namely: ontology of maintenance which includes benchmarks and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), an auditing section in combination with a progress control section and a Decision Support System (DSS).