Strategic management process and SWOT analysis for adoption of maintenance strategies for wind turbine gearbox

Author(s): P.Chemweno, P.Wambua, B.Roeland, J.Van Ostaeyen, A.Van Horenbeek

SWOT analysis is an important method for formulating strategic management decisions for an organization. An application to strategy formulation for the selection of optimal maintenance strategy is applied for a leading European wind turbine gearbox manufacturer. In this research study, an evaluation of both the organization external and internal analysis is considered, with expert input fromthe organization and conditionmonitoring systemsmanufacturers. The paper concludeswith a confrontationmatrixwhich evaluates the best maintenance approach that should be considered given the organizational strengths and weaknesses.

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