OEE Spreadsheet Templates – One Click Closer:
As the days of summer are upon us, we thought it would be good idea to make it easier for you to access our free downloads so you can spend more time doing the things you want to do. We have updated our site and we are pleased to offer you four ways to download our OEE spreadsheet templates:
- We added a new page titled “Downloads“
- We also added a new Link List to the sidebar titled “Download Files”
- We made the FREE DOWNLOADS orange Box file a little larger and easier to read.
- We will include direct access links in the content of our posts.
Your OEE templates are literally a click away – saving you time and effort.
Cost Weighted OEE – Advanced OEE Template
We have received numerous requests for our “Cost Weighted OEE” template. Many people are starting to realize that the OEE factors for availability, performance, and quality are not directly correlated. Of course, we have also discussed our concerns in this regard on several occasions and will state again that OEE is not a stand alone metric. As a vantage point metric, it can provide a valuable perspective on operations in real time, however, it is only one part of the overall equation.
Rex Gallaher wrote an excellent article titled “OEE Oxymoron; Are all factors truly equal?” that was published by ReliablePlant.com on February 18, 2009. This article also conveys the premise that the OEE factors are not equal. Understanding the financial impact of each of the OEE factors will assure that efforts and energy are focused on activities that will provide the greatest return on investment for your company.
To celebrate our site updates, we thought we would give you at least one more reason to see how our download venues work. A copy of the Cost Weighted OEE Template is now available through all three of our download venues or you can Click HERE to get immediate access to the file.
For a detailed discussion of OEE and how it can (and should not) be used to identify opportunities to eliminate waste and reduce costs, click on one of the links below:
- OEE and Cost Control – Published in December, 2008
- 6 Things OEE is NOT! – Published in April, 2009
- Make or Break with OEE – Published in May, 2009
In light of the current economy, many companies have been forced to look inward to find “new” money. OEE is one of the few lean metrics available that can help your organization to focus on the greatest opportunities with measurable returns. We trust the templates and spreadsheet solutions that we offer here will help you in your quest.
For more information, click on the Categories section of the sidebar to search for other articles on our Blog that may be of interest to you. They can provide significant insight into the many aspects of operations and OEE and may serve as part of your ongoing training efforts.
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Until next time – STAY lean!