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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | June 23, 2008
OEE primer: How to reduce production waste
New white paper from Domino Amjet serves as an excellent primer on OEE and lean manufacturing as it applies to packaging.
In an ideal world, a packaging plant’s equipment would operate 100 percent of the time at 100 percent capacity with a good-quality output of 100 percent.
In real life, of course, this scenario is rare indeed. Losses in production time and materials are to blame for this disparity, but properly directed efforts can help an operation reduce these efficiency-robbing occurrences.
Calculating the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) rate represents a crucial element of any serious commitment to reduce equipment- and process-related wastes through total productive maintenance (TPM).