Continuous Improvement in Daily Work

Q: How to make Continuous Improvement Activities a part of daily work?

SMART: definitions

Q: SMART: What is the correct definition? How does it relate to OEE?

How should we use SMART when improving the OEE?

Quality Rate can not be determined immediately

Q:  Sometimes our process is being interrupted; i.e. the oven is stopped at a different moment than planned. At that moment it is not clear whether the product will be OK or not. We will block the product and take samples to determine the quality. This could take a couple of days. Wen everything is OK the product is released, otherwise it is being scrapped. This would have a retrospective effect on the OEE I guess? A correct OEE for the day is no longer possible in this way. What number should I now use?

Measuring batches that run beyond the shift-limit

Q: When a batch is running at the moment when a new shift-crew comes in, we do not know how much volume was produced yet in that batch. How do we determine an accurate OEE now?

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OEE in renewable energy industry

Q: Is the OEE used in the hydro electric industry (renewable industry: Wind, Hydro, Solar, Biogaz, etc.) or only in manufacturing industry?

OEE – OOE – TEEP explained

Q: What is the difference between the OEE, OOE and TEEP measurements?

Machines are not always planned to run

Q: We run a 3 shift operation of 120 hrs a week.
Some of our machines are not 100% loaded due to the product mix we have.

How should we calculate the OEE?

Calculate a monthly OEE

Q: My boss wants me to calculate and present a graphical OEE representation on a monthly basis. I present this as I do with the daily data. I calculate the monthly OEE  by taking the average of the daily OEE’s.

Is it alright to present a monthly OEE of the machines by calculating the average of the daily OEE’s in a month?

Evaluating performance of machines

Q: I have been asked by my boss to evaluate the performance of the Machines in our factory and I found the implementation of OEE is the best way. Now I have some questions about how to define OEE, I have been following this website which helps me a lot.

OEE in Oil and Gas industry

Q: Can OEE be used or adapted for use in the oil and gas industry? Are there ay concrete examples of how the metric can be used successfully, either off or on-shore?