n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - The impact of the maintenance management system : a case study of the PetroSA GTL refinery

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-277X



This research study investigated the impact of the maintenance management system (MMS) on production output and profitability (PO&P) at the PetroSA GTL refinery, a state-owned company. The two groups that participated were the maintenance group, consisting of 56 respondents, and the production group, with 38 respondents. The main findings of the research study suggested that the MMS impacts positively on PO&P at the PetroSA GTL refinery. The maintenance scorecard assessment tool - consisting of six perspectives - was used to assess the gap between the MMS and PO&P. The positivism paradigm, the deductive process, a cross-sectional quantitative survey, and descriptive statistics were used to conduct the research study.

Hierdie navorsing het ondersoek ingestel na die invloed van die instandhoudings-bestuurstelsel op die produksie en winsgewendheid van die PetroSA raffinadery. Die twee populasiegroepe wat deelgeneem het, was die instandhoudingsgroep, bestaande uit 56 respondente, en die produksiegroep, bestaande uit 38 respondente. Die literatuuroorsig wat vir hierdie studie gedoen is dui daarop dat die instandhoudingsbestuurstelsel produksie en winsgewendheid by die PetroSA Raffinadery verhoog het. Die instandhoudingstelkaart-beoordelingsinstrument bestaande uit ses perspektiewe is gebruik om die gaping tussen die instandhoudingsbestuurstelsel, produksie en winsgewendheid te bepaal. Die positivistiese paradigma, deduktiewe proses, 'n deursnee-kwantitatiewe opname en beskrywende statistiek is gebruik.

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