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 considered...
3 OEE related trends in manufacturing

3 OEE related trends in manufacturing

Whether Industry 4.0 is going to be a revolution can only be seen in hindsight, however enabling manufacturers to make use of advanced technology, will surely change things in manufacturing. Hitachi Solutions shared their top trends in manufacturing for 2019, of which...
When an OEE of 85% is not world class

When an OEE of 85% is not world class

An OEE score of 85% is considered World Class. But actually, that is not always the case. Here’s when. 1. When not all losses are included in the definition of the OEE It is possible to run any machine at “85%” OEE, simply by adapting the OEE definition. You take...
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...