THE APPLICABILITY OF THE CENTENO, CHAUDHARY AND LOPEZ REPAIR TIME STANDARD METHODOLOGY IN A RAIL MAINTENANCE ENVIRONMENT

Karl Otto Rommelspacher, Neels Fourie, Abel Mutibura

Abstract


The establishment of labour standards within a production environment has become common practice, and is receiving growing recognition in the maintenance environment. However, the application of labour standards in a transit maintenance organisation has received limited attention. Centeno, Chaudhary and Lopez have developed a repair time standard methodology that has been applied in the transit bus maintenance facilities of three agencies in central Florida in the USA. An investigation into the applicability of this methodology in a rail maintenance environment in South Africa forms the basis for this study.

Keywords


maintenance; standard tines; maintenance standard times; RTS methodology; rail maintenance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/26-3-1225

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