By: Christy Starner
Oct 26, 2011 | 2:54 pm
Being certain about your data quality is always important; an entire line can go down if you’re just a few numbers off. That’s why E2m determines the Overall Equipment Effectiveness of your lines and identifies bottlenecks with precision.
You won’t find our proprietary analysis tools anywhere else, so read on to learn more.
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The first step in the engagement was to measure the availability of each piece of equipment to determine the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of the line and identify where the constraint, or pinch point, was located. In this instance, the labeler was the weak link in the production chain.
Our proprietary OEE Sheet Analysis then showed the potential gain in OEE versus the cost of the necessary accumulation machinery. With any issue as complex as a production line, of course, there are numerous solutions that a client can select. How big does the buffer or buffers need to be? Where should they be located to optimize throughput? What is the cost/benefit ratio among machine options?
In this case, calculations were based on assumptions made by the client’s analytics team to determine the optimal scenarios while maintaining a predetermined percentage of OEE.
That’s all for Part 2; visit us next week for Part 3 where we’ll talk about simulations and how they can increase your decision confidence.