An Empirical Investigation of Maintenance Performance of Lubcon Ltd. Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Dende Gbolagade Adejumo, Jenyo Babatunde


The focus of the study is empirical investigation of maintenance performance of a fast growing independent lubricant blending company in Nigeria. The study was designed primarily to determine whether or not the company has met its maintenance performance targets. Nominal Group Technique (NGT) was used in composing the overall criteria on which maintenance activities of the company were evaluated. The criteria were manpower utilization, plant and equipment performance, amount of services provided and degree of planning. These criteria were assessed using the following performance ratios: equipment availability, cost of spares and supplies, maintenance to production, equipment shut - down intensity, emergency shut - down intensity, and break - down workload. The study revealed that the company was able to operate fairly within the targeted performance ratios set by the company.

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