Tag Archives: OEE

Total preventative maintenance

We briefly discuss TPM in our book.  For a more detailed overview of the concept and how it is implemented the Plant Maintenance Resource Center provides a thorough introduction here. This includes a discussion of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) too. It … Continue reading

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Top 25 lean ‘tools’ briefly explained

Leanproduction.com provides a very useful glossary of the “Top 25 LeanTools”.   But it comes with our health warning.  The term ‘tools’ is often used in this area – as here – but this may not be the best way to describe … Continue reading

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Discover the “hidden factory”

This article briefly explains OEE (discussed on pages 171-172 in the book).  But it also – very usefully – identifies and explains the seven major common causes of efficiency loss, namely: unplanned downtime setup or recipe changes minor stops idle … Continue reading

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CI at Fine Industries

Fine Industries feature as an Operations Insight in chapter 14.  The company has recently revamped its website and does a great job at explaining its operations.   One of the things it explains is its approach to continuous improvement.  This … Continue reading

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Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

We discuss this topic on pages 176-177 of the book.  But we recognise that we could go into more detail on this (and many other topics).  So if you want to know more about OEE, you might like to take … Continue reading

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Preventative maintenance

This article in The Manufacturer is a bit depressing.  A survey by ATS has found that many firms are still ‘reactive’ to the maintenance of their plant and equipment.   Even if ATS have a vested interest in this being the … Continue reading

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