Efficiency in manufacturing is heavily influenced by the use of equipment. If equipment isn’t running at peak performance, then it can’t yield a large enough output to cover the initial investment. Because equipment generally interacts with both products, laborers, and conveyors that feed equipment there are multiple factors to account for when determining the effectiveness of equipment.
So how do you measure the productivity of your manufacturing equipment? How do you gain insight to improve your processes? The answer is Overall Equipment Effectiveness, or OEE.
See the below infographic by Dorner Conveyors for more information.