MCQ on Maintenance Management | Maintenance Management MCQ

The MCQ on Maintenance Management Quiz is a great way to test your knowledge of maintenance management concepts. The quiz has 70 multiple choice questions and answers. After completing the quiz, you will find the answers at the bottom of each question.

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MCQ on Maintenance Management

Brief Introduction to Maintenance Management

Maintenance management is the process of planning, organizing, directing, and executing the activities that ensure the efficient operation of a system or organization. Maintenance includes corrective and preventive actions as well as ensuring that equipment is in good working condition.

The goal is to minimize the amount of time necessary to maintain a system or organization while maximizing its efficiency.

There are many different types of maintenance management systems, but all share some common features. First, maintenance management systems should include a planner who helps develop specific goals and objectives for the system or organization.

The plan should include information such as how often systems should be checked, what type of testing should be done, and what level of service should be provided. Maintenance managers then use this information to create schedules and work orders for each task that needs to be completed.

1. Maintenance management is an important part of any company’s operations. It ensures that equipment is functioning properly and that the company is able to keep its facilities running at top efficiency.

2. Maintenance management is a complex process that requires a team of specialists to carry out all the necessary tasks.

3. A good maintenance management system should include a plan for regular inspections and updates, as well as a procedure for resolving any problems that may arise.

4. Important aspect of any maintenance management system is communication.

MCQ on Maintenance Management with Answers

1. Maintenance policy guidelines on when to take up equipment for maintenance, the nature of approvals required for beginning the maintenance, and the post maintenance steps to integrate the equipment with the production system are parts of a ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance manual[/expand]

2. ___ Maintenance is the practice to run the machines until they fail and then making repairs to restore them to an acceptable working condition
[expand title="Show Answer"]Breakdown[/expand]

3. Planned maintenance is the activities carried out according to a ___ and hence known as scheduled maintenance or productive maintenance.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Predetermined schedule[/expand]

4. Establishing ___ for the crew is one of the characteristics of Planned Maintenance.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Work-load[/expand]

5. The advantages of going for the breakdown maintenance are the low cost if applied properly and requires no advance ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Planning[/expand]

6. ___ maintenance is specifically designed for taking action to prevent or at least minimize failures or breakdowns.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Preventive[/expand]

7. This total cost of maintenance is the lowest at a point where the sum of all other costs meets with the costs incurred in maintenance spare parts, ___, and costs evaluated due to downtime of the equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Breakdown Costs[/expand]

8. The following are the types of costs associated with the breakdown of the production machine:
a) Cost of lost sales
b) Cost of idle labor, both direct and indirect
c) ___
d) Cost of scrap, wastage, and rejections
e) Start-up costs
f) Cost of customer dissatisfaction due to delays in supplying the product.
[expand title="Show Answer"]c) Cost of delays in downstream process[/expand]

9. The cost of materials and spare parts is the cost of replacement parts for repair or modification of the equipment, which includes the cost of ___ for maintenance.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Labour[/expand]

10. The ___ is the cost of loss of output due to the equipment being down for repair, replacement, inspection, and or modification.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Downtime costs[/expand]

11. Maintenance should result in improvements in the system availability its operations at the___. Maximizing the system availability will involve proper investments and good planning.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Least cost[/expand]

12. Organisations can reduce the frequency of equipment breakdowns by laying emphasis on preventive maintenance and further improve the capabilities of maintenance personnel through appropriate training.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

13. The objective of the operation and maintenance manager is to reduce the total maintenance cost, which is the difference between preventive and remedial maintenance costs.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

14. The total maintenance cost for equipment is the sum of the losses due to breakdowns, the cost of materials and spare parts used, and the downtime costs.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

15. It is found that as the degree of maintenance increases, the losses tend to increase.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

16. By implementing preventive functions like planned lubrication, cleaning, and application of the preventive coating, the life of the equipment reduces.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

17. In order to create zero breakdown conditions or come closer to it, the level of maintenance requires less replacement of parts and spares thus reducing the relative costs.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

18. Suppose the cost does not decline as the level of preventive maintenance increases or declines more slowly, then preventive maintenance would not be justified, because the minimum total costs would be incurred. Therefore, the optimal policy would be simply to repair the machine when the breakdown occurs.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

19. The quality-related costs are often ignored, as they are of the least significance and hence need not be included in the total cost of maintenance.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

20. Maintenance should result in improvements in the system availability apart from maintenance operations at the least cost.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

21. RM is a procedure followed regularly i.e. a ___ recurring periodically.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Cyclic operation[/expand]

22. In the following list find out which one is considered a disadvantage of routine management:
1. Simple to establish and follow
2. Little or no clerical work
3. High degree of prevention by intercepting developing faults
4. RM may not provide the service specified by the manufacturer
[expand title="Show Answer"]4. RM may not provide the service specified by the manufacturer[/expand]

23. To meet the challenges thrown by the advanced technologies, it may be necessary for organizations to discard the machinery if it has lost its “___” even if it has „physical value‟, which is, not worn out fully.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Economic value[/expand]

24. A frequently encountered issue in maintenance in the equipment replacement is in deciding the appropriate ___ of the replacement.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Timing[/expand]

25. Which of the following is not an objective of remedial maintenance?
1. To put machinery back to work and minimize production interruptions
2. To control costs of the maintenance crew to the minimum
3. To control the cost of the operations of repairing
4. Replacing the faulty machine when it starts malfunctioning.
5. To control costs of repair & replacement parts to a minimum
6. To carry out appropriate repair intermittently at each malfunction to improve the life of the machine.
[expand title="Show Answer"]4. Replacing the faulty machine when it starts malfunctioning[/expand]

26. Breakdown Maintenance is the method of operating the machines to run until they ___ and then repair in order to restore them to an acceptable condition.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Fail[/expand]

27. Break down maintenance allows sub-contracting the maintenance activities.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

28. Which of the following is not a common cause of equipment breakdowns?
1. Improper preventive maintenance
2. Inadequate lubrication
3. Improper setups of jigs, fixtures, and tools
4. All the above are common causes
[expand title="Show Answer"]4. All the above are common causes[/expand]

29. Irregular preventive maintenance does not include reduction of ___ and ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Noise levels and vibrations[/expand]

30. Predictive Maintenance is one of the modern approaches to preventive maintenance wherein ___ are used to predict ___ of machines and equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Sensitive instruments, anticipated failure[/expand]

31. CBM involves recording some ___ that gives an indication of the condition.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Measurements[/expand]

32. The ___ and ___ are the two condition monitoring methods.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Trend Monitoring and Condition checking and monitoring[/expand]

33. Objectives of the Equipment replacement program are:
1) Optimal Preventive Maintenance policy
2) Group replacement policies
3) ___
4) Important decisions that managers to take based on:
a) Optimal level of preventive maintenance
b) Optimal replacement policy
c) When to replace the equipment
[expand title="Show Answer"]3) Equipment replacement decisions[/expand]

34. There are many factors that necessitate the replacement of machines and equipment. They can be broadly classified into two, namely
i) Technical factors
ii) ___
[expand title="Show Answer"]ii) Cost factors[/expand]

35. Frequency with which the preventive maintenance is carried out on the equipment is called ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]PM cycles[/expand]

36. Organizations have alternative methods for analysis before any decision is taken for replacement. Some of these important methods of analysis for replacement are:
1) Decision tree method
2) Minimum Annual Cost method
3) ___
4) MAPI Methods
[expand title="Show Answer"]3) Barnes formula[/expand]

37. To continue operating the equipment or to replace it with the new one has to be decided based on the lowest annual operating and capital costs. The annual capital costs consist of two ingredients, that is, the ___ and Interest charges.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Depreciation[/expand]

38. The systematic approach to equipment replacement program involves the following:
1) Emergence of equipment replacement
2) Classification
3) Assigning responsibility for actions
4) ___
5) Follow up and commission and evaluate results.
[expand title="Show Answer"]4) Selection of Replacement equipment[/expand]

39. The equipment replacement does not involve any financial commitments.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

40. Recommendations from the operators and the supervisor are scrutinized by a committee consisting of in-experienced personnel from the production shop, maintenance department, and finance to decide upon.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

41. Follow-up reports are made to the top management and to the chief of production about the status of the purchase of the new equipment and commissioned for production and its full conformances to the production requirements.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

42. Maintenance planners may pose a trade-off theory involving the replacement of just the failed item (as other items are working satisfactorily) rather than take action to replace the old equipment.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

43. The Planner is to keep all the information and guidelines ready, for the maintenance technicians to perform their maintenance activities. This pre-planned information is called the ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Work plan[/expand]

44. Cost-saving, being one of the missions of the organization, ___ contributes much to cost-saving when they properly coordinate with both proactive and reactive types of work that are allocated.
[expand title="Show Answer"]The planners[/expand]

45. Scheduling of maintenance work also includes ___should do the maintenance works which are already planned and ___ that work has to be started and when the total task is to be ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Who, when, completed[/expand]

46. Planning is very essential for achieving the desired efficiency and effectiveness in ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance management[/expand]

47. Planning improves ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Productivity[/expand]

48. Firming up responsibilities for each level and organizing staffing is one of the subjects that need to be addressed by the maintenance planning system.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

49. It is not necessary to prepare a repair plan based on the recommendations of the original equipment manufacturer.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

50. It is important to estimate the time for the entire maintenance activities on each machine.
[expand title="Show Answer"]True[/expand]

51. Statistical work sampling studies measures a) ___, also known as wrench time. Wrench time is the primary measure b) ___.
[expand title="Show Answer"]a) Productive time, b) workforce efficiency and effectiveness.[/expand]

52. Specialisation increases ___ per person.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Productivity[/expand]

53. Six principles greatly contribute to the overall success of planning. Which is the sixth one?
1) The company organizes planners into a separate departments.
2) Planners concentrate on future work.
3) Planners base their files on the component level of systems.
4) Planner expertise dictates job estimates.
5) Planners recognize the skill of the crafts.
6) ___?
[expand title="Show Answer"]6) Work sampling of tasks while execution and measuring planning effectiveness Maintenance[/expand]

54. Out of the maintenance planning functions, which one is not relevant?
a) Coordinating mechanism within the maintenance department.
b) A maintenance planner does preparatory planning for the craft persons
c) The planner identifies appropriate materials for the specified job and checks whether they are available or must be specially obtained.
d) To arrest the leakages and keep up the lubrication system
e) The planner specifies the appropriate craft skills required for that particular job.
[expand title="Show Answer"]d) To arrest the leakages and keep up the lubrication system[/expand]

55. The planning mission statement is “___”.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Doing right jobs which are ready to go[/expand]

56. Spare parts management can be defined as the method of ___, ___, ___ and consumption of spares in a cost-effective manner.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Planning, ordering, stocking[/expand]

57. ___ are those spare parts or aggregates supplied by the equipment manufacturer or supplier and usually accounted for under the capital cost of the project.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Capital Spares[/expand]

58. ___ are those critical components of the equipment with very low chances of failure.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Insurance Spares[/expand]

59. ___ could be repaired, reconditioned, and put to use again. Such spare parts are known as rotable spares, which go through a rotating state several times with the policy of the “Use-Fail;-Repair-Use‟ cycle before they are discarded.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Rotatable Spares[/expand]

60. ___ are those that are consumed in large quantities for maintenance activities. These include small spare parts like oil seals, springs, bearings, gaskets, and many other small replacement parts and consumables like coolants, Lubricating oils, Grease, cotton waste, guards, etc.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Maintenance Consumables[/expand]

61. Inventory is a technique of stocking various spare parts at ___ in such a way that the correct quantity is made available as and when required, with due regard to the economy in the various ___ associated with inventories.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Desired level, cost[/expand]

62. ABC analysis suggests the classifying of all inventory parts into three categories A, B, and C on the basis of the ___ of spare parts for maintenance activities.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Annual movement[/expand]

63. ___ is the amount of money spent to get a spare part into inventory.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Holding costs[/expand]

64. ___ are the costs associated with holding a given level of inventory on hand and this is directly proportional to the quantity held and the period of holding.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Ordering costs[/expand]

65. While ABC Analysis – High, Medium, and Low annual usage of values, V, E, D- ___, ___, and ___items.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Vital, essential, desirable[/expand]

66. Frequent changes in scheduling result in enormous strain on the operating system leading to missed ___ commitments to customers and loss of ___ in the long run.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Delivery, goodwill[/expand]

67. Before issuing any schedule, the maintenance department need not seek prior concurrence from the production department.
[expand title="Show Answer"]False[/expand]

68. While principles 1 and 2 are the prerequisites for scheduling, principles 3, 4, and 5 will help establish a base for scheduling processes. Principle 6 sets overall indicators for ___ and feedback for scheduling.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Control of scheduled jobs and measurement[/expand]

69. Scheduling of any activity means the ___ and ___ the operations.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Timing and sequencing[/expand]

70. Engineers have adopted new methods for analyzing and assigning standards for maintenance work, called ___, which allowed the flexibility to use for different applications.
[expand title="Show Answer"]Universal Maintenance Standards[/expand]

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