Details in your OEE implementation make the difference…Follow these 8 steps to get OEE implemented. You will have paid attention to every critical point at the very least. OEE can now serve as the basis for Continuous Improvement.
More than just a measuring tool
OEE, according to the description in the book ‘OEE for the Productionteam‘, is more than just a measuring tool; it is the foundation for improving effectiveness. In order to achieve this, a number of things must be arranged properly during implementation.
8 Steps do the job
You can proceed through the eight steps described one at a time. Once OEE has been implemented, you carry out a critical step by step evaluation in order to determine if any improvements can be made to the measuring system.
Step 1: Select a (pilot) machine
Select the right machine to learn how it works and to show a success.
Step 2. Draw up OEE definitions
Without the right definitions, the right way to configure your OEE, you are not going to achieve improvement. Do it right from the beginning.
Whatever way you choose: you will need to collect the right data. Use this step right and you will engage those who need to be involved in order to improve.
Step 4. Train the team
Anyone involved by OEE needs to have the right knowledge, attitude and skill. Not a big thing, but crucial if you want everybody on board.
Step 5. Collecting OEE data
After the first four steps you are ready to start: the data can now be collected.
Step 6. Processing OEE data
After the data come in, they are of little use if they do not lead to the right response. You will need to transform ‘data’into ‘information’: Charts, reports etc.
Step 7. Give the operators feedback
At latest, the next shift the team receives the information they need to respond to. Without a fast and correct feedback loop you will miss the desired change of behavior.
Step 8. Inform your management
Management needs relevant information to provide the means that are needed to improve the demonstrated situation. The team provides this information and expects the support of the leaders.
Each step will be explained in more detail in the next contributions.