Title: Overall equipment effectiveness estimation for priority improvement in the production line

Authors: Dani Yuniawan; Teruaki Ito; Effendi Bin Mohamad

Addresses: Engineering Faculty, University of Merdeka Malang (UNMER), East Java, Indonesia ' Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, Japan ' Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Abstract: The objective of this research is to propose an enhancement of the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by including information on OEE estimation, value added (VA) cost, and non-value added (NVA) cost through simulation and the Taguchi experimental method. This additional information can enhance the original OEE as a key performance indicator (KPI) and act as a guide for a company in deciding on the priority improvement required. If a company relies solely on the ordinary OEE calculation, it can only arrive at a decision for priority improvement through the lowest score measured and will be in the dark as to the level of improvement required in the production line. Decision-makers in the company need to consider information other than the OEE score if their intention is to see a profound improvement in the performance of the production line. This research proposes a procedure which employs simulation and the Taguchi experimental method.

Keywords: overall equipment effectiveness; OEE estimation; total productive maintenance; TPM; simulation; statistical experiments; Taguchi methods; manufacturing industry; priority improvement; production lines; value added costs; non-value added costs; NVA; key performance indicators; KPIs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2014.070694

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2014 Vol.3 No.4, pp.279 - 299

Received: 05 Aug 2013
Accepted: 17 Oct 2013

Published online: 20 Jul 2015 *

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