OEE software is mainly focused on monitoring OEE.
OEE stands for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. The concept has been introduced by Seiichi Nakajima to evaluate and compare machine effectiveness and is calculated by the formula:
Availability: Total time -/- non-availability due to maintenance, repairs etc.
Performance: Cycle time or takt time compared to the standard
Quality: %-age of the products accepted
Commercially available OEE tracking software and systems measure the uptime, cycle speed and quality ratio and return the OEE percentage on basis of that. OEE downtime monitoring is very important in achieving good scores and work towards world class manufacturing.
But how about OEE downtime management?
Quick response times to shop-floor issues can help in considerably decreasing the downtime. Identification of those operators who have extraordinarily high numbers of production interruptions, when managed properly, will also help in achieving better factory and machine utilization levels.
What gets measured, gets managed!’