The OEE Calculation
The basis of the OEE calculation is as simple as it is brilliant; it assumes a theoretical maximum capacity on the one hand and the actual output on the other. The first point is the point on the horizon, and the second is the current position. The genius of the OEE calculation is that it not only maps out the ‘loss landscape’ between these two points clearly and unequivocally but, more importantly, that it is also understandable to those who must make their way through it, such as the operators, technical staff members, engineers and so forth.
As far as is known, the OEE calculation is the only production indicator with a balance effect (that we would normally only find in the financial world). If anything is ‘forgotten’ or ‘exaggerated’, a gap will appear somewhere else.
In addition, the OEE calculation combines the factors of time, speed and quality in a useful and responsible way.
Simply put, the OEE calculations poses three questions: |