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OEE and Productivity Improvement

Overall Equipment Effectiveness
You cannot improve what you do not see. By using OEE it is revealed which machine- and process-related losses must be reduced. OEE breaks the performance of a manufacturing unit into three separate but measurable components: Time, Speed, and Quality. Each component points to specific aspects of the process that can be targeted for improvement.
You are able to make an analysis in any cross-section of machines, lines, groups, plants, shifts, and teams. In any time frame. Results improve when OEE is not just measured but also actively managed. Results improve when people take the right actions because they are involved in real-time.
What is OEE?

OEE (1982) stands for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. On the one hand, it is the standard to calculate machine effectiveness and manufacturing productivity, but moreover, it also shows how effectiveness got lost. This feature is unique and makes OEE a vital element of all serious improvement strategies for manufacturing processes, including TPM and Lean Manufacturing.

Who Utilizes OEE?

OEE is a methodology for operators, mechanics, team leaders, shopfloor- and production managers, and continuous improvement managers to give focused direction and keep control over productivity improvement. OEE creates high acceptance for different departments to take part and work together to commonly create a successful factory.

Why Choose OEE?

Every split second when a cork is hit on a bottle, the bottle has become a higher value. Factories are all about such successful cycles on all those machines involved. OEE studies exactly show those moments on the spot where it happens: at the machine, the moment it happens. Or not. Both are being captured. This makes it thé essential measure for management and staff services that wish to know which conditions to create in order to thrive production effectiveness from the bottom up, setting targets and conditions top-down.

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With constant movement and fluctuation on the factory floor – having the capability to maintain and optimize speed is a priority.


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Know the Differences and Losses

The baseline of the OEE number is quite simple: It is the ratio between the theoretical maximum capacity vs the actual output. OEE ALSO wants to know where the differences, so the losses, can be found. Therefore, the  OEE calculation poses three questions. And three questions alone.

  • Is the machine operating?
  • Is it running at theoretical maximum speed?
  • What comes out: Is it OK?


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So Basically It Is a Bit Like a Ledger

There is always a balance; DO and DIDN’T have to fit. And in there, time, volume, and quality all three have to sum up in the right way. This all sounds simple -and basically, it is- but like with a ledger; you have to understand it well to use it right.

Originally OEE was calculated only over the time a shift was scheduled. And some tend to take out specific parts of that time too, like breaks or maintenance. To deal with this and to visualize ANY loss of effectiveness, the OEE Industry Standard structures the loss tree in a very simple way.

The FullFact OEE solution always follows and visualizes this loss cascade
by displaying TEEP, OOE, and OEE as base KPIs.

Real and Sustainable Improvement

Just implementing OEE does not bring sustainable improvement. When starting to measure OEE through our software, we regularly see the OEE ‘spontaneously’ going up. Sometimes even up to 15%. But we know this is a temporary effect caused by the focus the team gets. You may as well sit beside the machine for a while and pay some attention to the process and the people.

For real- and sustainable improvement you will need to provide the right focus, support, and actions. We have a strong network of highly skilled improvement experts that will certainly be able and willing to help you through when and where needed.