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Greener Journal of  Business and Management Studies  Vol. 8 (1), pp. 001-009, May 2018

 ISSN: 2276-7827 

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 033118053


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJBMS.2018.1.033118053)

 

Maintenance Culture and Performance of Selected Rice Mills in Ebonyi State

 

 

1Onyeizugbe Chinedu Uzochukwu, 

2Orogbu Lilian Obiageli 3Enaini Stella Olohi and 

4Okafor Patricia

 

 

1,2& 4Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

3Department of Business Administration, Auchi Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.


Abstract


The seeming frequent breakdown of machineries as a result of poor maintenance culture in the studied rice mills necessitated this study. The objective was to identify the extent of relationship that exists between maintenance culture and performance of selected Rice Mills in Ebonyi State. Correlation Survey Research Design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 1024 and sample size was 279 arrived at using Krejcie and Morgan formula. Correlation analysis was adopted in analysing the data. The findings of the study revealed that a statistically significant relationship exists between corrective maintenance and machine availability with a correlation coefficient of .984. The study concluded that maintenance culture has a vital role to play in the performance of manufacturing outfits like the studied organizations. Sequel to this, it was recommended among other things that maintenance of equipment in the studied firms should not be done when there is total shutdown as this will amount to stoppage of work and that allowing machine to breakdown first could amount to huge capital outlay for repair and therefore should be avoided by the studied firms.


Keywords: Maintenance Culture, Corrective Maintenance, Performance and Machine Availability

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