Manufacturing Transformation Blog

Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How Productive Is Your Shop – and Does OEE Measure It Meaningfully?

Theoretically, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measures capacity versus output to show you how much of the time you’ve allocated to production actually produces the desired result: finished parts that pass quality control. The idea is that you can benchmark OEE to compare shifts, see if you measure up to industry standards or find…
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Conducting an Honest Self Review: How to Benefit from the Results of Manufacturing Transformation

Optimizing your shop’s operations and approach can refine your competitive edge. How you choose to conduct that optimization depends on many factors, including how much of the transformation you can accomplish on your own. If you’ve realized that your goals and focus point to a need – and a desire – to grow,…
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To compete successfully and build sustained progress, manufacturers need to optimize their processes, product quality and productivity. That doesn’t mean that a commitment to continuous improvement is an end in itself. Just as successful part production requires preparation, so does the transformation of your approach and its results. That preparation demands open mindedness…
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Shops face increasing pressure to set themselves apart from their customers’ other options – and increasing difficulty in finding ways to do so. When they look for ways to improve operational efficiency, they focus on the shop floor, investing in the latest machine tools to make parts with greater speed and precision and…
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