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Classification of Maintenance-Related Waste Based on Human Factors

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference


The goal of this research is to identify and classify factors creating maintenance-related waste. A workshop study has been performed in order to identify root-causes for maintenance-related waste. In total, 16 categories were found in the analysis and it is concluded that these are heavily reliant on human factors as a root- or major contributory cause. These, together with factors based on a literature review have been incorporated into a classification model. The model can be used in creating awareness in, as well as provide a basic framework for decision making of, which waste to target for elimination.


author = {Farzaneh Ahmadzadeh and Marcus Bengtsson},
title = {Classification of Maintenance-Related Waste Based on Human Factors},
month = {June},
year = {2015},
booktitle = {22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference},
url = {}