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Simatupang, T.M., "Utilisation of Buffer Management to Build Focused Productive Maintenance", Working Paper, Massey University, January 2000.



In today's time based competition, high equipment productivity in a manufacturing line is necessary in ensuring a competitive company. Focused Productive Maintenance emphasises the importance of achieving profitability through equipment effectiveness. This paper demonstrates the logic of Buffer Management and Focused Productive Maintenance to shape competitive advantage in utilising resources. Some ideas for future research are given.

Keywords: Maintenance; Buffer Management.