Corné Suijkerbuijk wins Best maintenance MSc thesis award at World Class Maintenance (WCM) 2017

IAM master’s student Corné Suijkerbuijk, won the first prize in the annual World Class Maintenance (WCM) competition for his master thesis on the topic of “Integration of preventive maintenance and inventory management for healthcare systems” at Philips Healthcare. Corné investigated a highly challenging topic and worked towards the realization of an industrial solution, while opening new theoretical paths for future investigation. His thesis deals with the development of approaches for the calculation of the remaining useful lifetime of critical components of healthcare machines and for their cost-optimal preventive maintenance schedule, while also investigating the effect of the schedule change (from corrective & scheduled to preventive maintenance) on the supply chain level.

Corné wrote his MSc thesis under the joint supervision of Dr. Stella Kapodistria and Dr. Marko Boon, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and of Dr. Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Senior Research Scientist at Philips. The thesis was written in the context of the TU/e-Philips flagship on the research program of Smart Maintenance and within the DSC/e Research Program Smart Manufacturing & Maintenance.