Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a metric most often utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of a manufacturing process line, but it can also be used to measure performance improvement in non-manufacturing operations. Kepner-Tregoe (KT) measures Overall Equipment Effectiveness in order to identify and implement operational improvement.
Increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness includes improvements in several areas including:
- Equipment Availability
- Product Quality
These characteristics help describe the level of efficiency of current processes and help determine areas of opportunity. Kepner-Tregoe then uses this knowledge of where there is room for improvement in OEE to initiate specific changes in manufacturing processes or operations processes.
Whether in a consulting engagement or through training Kepner-Tregoe helps manufacturers measure overall equipment effectiveness, finding opportunities for improvement that help operations improve efficiency, increase uptime, and decrease waste. These process improvements provide lasting benefits that allow for budget reallocation toward newer equipment, more training, or manufacturing growth.
Contact Kepner-Tregoe to find out more about how we can help you improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), save your business money and increase your manufacturing or operations productivity.