Strategic Management Plan for Maintenance in Mining Companies as a Form of Technological Innovation

Alexander Castillo-Perdomo, Franyelit Suárez-Carreño, Luis Eduardo García-Núñez, Antonia Quispe-Mamani, Eva Elizabeth Tejada-Manrique, José Calizaya-López

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This paper presents a proposal for a strategic management plan to optimize the maintenance system of mining companies. In the first phase of this investigation, the potential failures and their possible consequences for the machinery, the administrative area, the warehouse, and computing hardware were identified to determine the most critical components and thus propose a strategic maintenance plan that includes preventive actions for each of the areas concerned. The data for this research were collected through a bibliographic review, direct observation, surveys, and interviews. Standardized tools and techniques such as criticality analysis, the balanced scorecard, and SWOT matrices were used. The research is of a projective type, with a non-experimental field design. The action plan includes the strategies necessary to close the gap between the current state and the desired optimum level. It establishes the impact that applying the proposed improvement plan for maintenance management will have on companies in the mining sector, both in terms of productivity and competitiveness. In conclusion, for mining companies to have strategic planning for equipment and infrastructure maintenance that will allow them to improve their productivity, sustainability, and competitiveness, they must have a strategic plan developed in situ, which includes as many variables as possible, trying to cover all the common elements that will allow this strategy to be applied in mining companies both regionally and globally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-410
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Membrane Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2023

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  • Competitiveness
  • Improvement proposal
  • Maintenance variables
  • Mining sector
  • Strategic maintenance planning


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