Authors: Anil S. Badiger, R. Gandhinathan
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641004, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641004, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: In the recent past maintenance strategy has gained heightened importance in organisations and requires the manufacturing and maintenance managers to develop and follow well devised production and maintenance plans. Remarkable improvement has taken place in the maintenance management of physical assets and productive systems, to reduce wastage of energy and resources. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) methodology is a proven approach to increase overall performance of equipment. In the present paper, a method is proposed to evaluate OEE by including a factor known as usability, in the OEE calculation method. Further, an approach is developed to evaluate the earning capacity of addressing the six big losses, with incremental improvement in OEE, as an extension to the maturity of OEE.
Keywords: overall equipment effectiveness; OEE; availability; performance efficiency; quality rate; usability; equipment earning capacity; productivity; maintenance strategy; maintenance management.
International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2008 Vol.2 No.3, pp.234 - 248
Published online: 25 Apr 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article