Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 8

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OEE can be your key

Change formula for equipment availability to improve performance

By Mohammed Hamed Ahmed

Overall equipment efficiency (OEE) measures the ratio of how much of a product or part is being made defect-free versus how much could be made according to the equipment’s design. A machine or process that has an OEE of 100 percent is producing at its maximum designed capacity with zero defects.

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