Manufacturing Plant

Downtime & OEE

OEEWhat is OEE?
Put simply, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a measure of what you actually made, in comparison to what you could have made (in theory) over that time frame. The difference between the ideal and actual situation is due to losses.

These losses can be categorized into various metrics that provide you with excellent data to enable you to target that specific area and help you improve. OEE is calculated by measuring performance in the categories of Availability, Performance and Quality, and then multiplying the results. 

Why is OEE Important?
In an ideal environment, all equipment would operate all the time at full capacity producing good quality product. In real life, however, this situation is almost non-existent. Real-time exchange of information between manufacturing and the rest of your company is critical for making business decisions that improve responsiveness, increase productivity, reduce costs and assure regulatory compliance.

How do companies benefit from measuring OEE?
By itself, OEE only provides data about manufacturing processes. But, synchronizing this plant data with enterprise systems creates the groundwork for a real-time enterprise that can adapt to changing demands quickly and resourcefully. The result is manufacturing visibility – a powerful agent for innovation and performance advancement.

Industrial Network Systems has a proven track record synchronizing production and enterprise systems to drive bottom line results across varying industries, from Food/Beverage and CPG, to Industrial and Pharmaceuticals. Companies that track OEE as a metric have found success when combining it with general lean manufacturing programs and also as part of TPM systems. 

Cell Performance Dashboard
Cell Performance Dashboard
Labeling Performance Dashboard
Labeling Performance
Plant Performance Scoreboard
OEE & Downtime

Benefits of Measuring Downtime & OEE

  • Directly tie production efficiency to fiscal reporting.
  • Reduce investigation time for root cause analysis.
  • Shorten equipment ROI through increased utilization.
  • Decrease costs through waste elimination.
  • Increase customer satisfaction through quality improvement.
  • Pull separate business functions together with a single useful metric.