"Determining the Most Important Criteria in
Maintenance Decision Making"
Quality in Maintenance Engineering,
1997, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 16-28.
E. Triantaphyllou, B. Kovalerchuk, L. Mann, Jr. and G. Knapp
Many maintenance decisions require the evaluation of alternative
solutions in terms of complex maintenance criteria such as cost,
repairability, reliability and availability requirements. Such
problems can be formulated as multi-criteria decision making
problems. The relative importance of maintenance criteria is
difficult to be assessed, and therefore a sensitivity analysis
becomes a necessity. The sensitivity analysis approach presented
in this paper reveals some counter-intuitive results and can
considerably enhance the application of decision analysis in
complex maintenance management.