A numerical study of single-machine multiple-recipe predictive maintenance
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Effective machine maintenance policy is a critical element of a smooth running manufacturing system. This paper evaluates a multiple-recipe predictive maintenance problem modeled using a M/G/1 queueing system. A numerical study is performed on an optimal predictive maintenance policy. A simulated job-based maintenance policy is used as a baseline for the optimal policy. We investigate the effects of varying degradation rates, holding costs, preventive maintenance times, and preventive maintenance costs. We also examine a two-recipe problem.