## How to Reduce Costs with OEE: Cost Control

OEE can be used to improved your bottom line. We provide a little insight to getting it right.

## OEE and Standardized Work

Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE):  Standardized Work After you start collecting OEE data for your processes, you may notice significant variance between departments, shifts, and even employees performing the work.  Of the many aspects that you will be inclined to investigate, standardized work should be one of them. Making sure that all employees are executing a process or sequence of processes […]

## LEAN Environment: Waste Management and OEE

In recent years much emphasis has been placed on the state of our environment and LEAN can help our cause.  If we consider just how much energy and resources are consumed due to inefficiency and waste.  OEE is a measure of how effectively time is used as a resource; however, it does not necessarily reflect the waste that is created in […]

## Practical OEE – How To Calculate and Use Weighted OEE

We have presented the methods of calculating OEE for a process and also demonstrated how weighted OEE is calculated for multiple processes.  Our next challenge is to determine how this data can be used to make sure we are targeting the right processes for improvement. Over the next few posts, we will show you how to calculate weighted OEE factors for each process.  […]

## Weighted OEE: How To Calculate Total Plant OEE

In this post we will present a simple method to calculate a truly weighted OEE, including weighted factors Availability, Performance, and Quality. The QUICK weighted OEE method: Recalling our original definition of OEE, we are measuring how effectively our planned production time (net available time) is used to make a quality (saleable) product.  The weighted OEE then is the total time […]

## How to Calculate OEE – The Real OEE Formula with Examples

A lot of time and effort is wasted collecting and analyzing data and the results.  Fortunately, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, or OEE, is one of those metrics that is easily calculated and can be applied to any process, department, or the entire organization. We have created  a number of Excel spreadsheets that are immediately available from our FREE Downloads page or from the […]

## OEE, Downtime, and TEEP

We have received several inquiries regarding equipment down time – periods of time when the machine is not scheduled to run.  We consider this to be scheduled down time or idle time and does not affect Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), since no production was planned during this period. OEE measures overall equipment effectiveness during planned production or SCHEDULED up time.  Do […]

## Measuring Effectiveness – Getting started with OEE

Getting Started with Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – Your definitive guide to Overall Equipment Effectiveness The “internet” is a powerful tool that can provide information in a matter of seconds.  Use Google to search for Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE and you will quickly receive an overwhelming number of “hits” leading you to the latest promotion selling you on the latest data collection technology […]