How high should OEE really be?

How high should OEE really be?

I’ve been asked this question many times: “I have been reading about the OEE measurement and I cannot find any particular agreement about the right number for OEE. Could you please give me any references?”It is generally suggested that “below 65% should be...
Losses, losses, losses

Losses, losses, losses

Why is it that technical failures almost always have priority in improving the OEE? The answer is actually quite simple. A production line should always run smoothly at the desired speed. A technical malfunction (standstill) always stands out immediately and soon...
What is the ideal OEE score?

What is the ideal OEE score?

Could you say that below a certain percentage it is better to close the doors of the factory? No, of course not! Or well, maybe that’s true. Seriously: there is no such thing as ‘an OEE number’, because it could be defined in a thousand different ways. It is generally...
What is the relation between OEE definitions and improvement?

What is the relation between OEE definitions and improvement?

Before you start with OEE, the following questions should be asked: what is your goal? Which issues do you want to be solved? Each company is different. Each machine in that business is different. Depending on your local situation, your team will only find what you...