Optimising Manufacturing Efficiency with ITS OEE Systems

Since its inception in the 1960s and 70s within the Japanese Automotive Industry, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has become a pivotal metric adopted by various manufacturing industries worldwide.

The primary goal of OEE is to enhance production lines and overall plant efficiency. At Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS), we offer a comprehensive range of OEE systems designed to revolutionise manufacturing operations by automatically collecting real-time data for in-depth analysis and decision-making.

The Essence of OEE

At its core, OEE evaluates the effectiveness of production machinery and equipment by considering three fundamental criteria: performance, availability, and quality.

In an ideal scenario, machinery would operate at 100% efficiency, producing only high-quality products without any interruptions.

However, research indicates that the average OEE rate in manufacturing plants often hovers around 60% or even lower, which is substantially below what many people might assume.

ITS OEE Systems: Unlocking Efficiency

ITS offers a suite of OEE systems that streamline the collection and analysis of real-time data. While an OEE system alone does not directly increase productivity, it plays a critical role in enabling companies to make informed decisions promptly.

By collecting and storing accurate equipment and plant metrics, organisations gain the ability to identify areas for improvement and implement strategies that enhance overall efficiency and profitability.

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Data: The Key to OEE Improvement

To improve OEE effectively, a broad range of data must be collected and analysed, including equipment performance, machine efficiency, waste generation, downtime statistics, operator performance, order fulfilment rates, shift-based variations, and details on events, products, root causes, frequency, and reasons for disruptions.

Analysing this comprehensive dataset allows companies to pinpoint bottlenecks, address downtime, and optimise their existing equipment, which is often a more cost-effective solution than investing in new machinery to boost productivity.

Tailored Solutions by ITS

As an independent company, ITS offers tailored OEE solutions that cater to the unique needs of each client.

Our systems empower decision-makers at all levels of the enterprise with real-time, accurate information, enabling them to drive global operational efficiency and gain a competitive edge in the market.

ITS ensures that you can access insights into your operations through real-time data aggregation and connectivity to multiple data sources, all presented in a user-friendly and intelligent manner.

Our expert team can develop intuitive dashboards featuring key performance indicators (KPIs) such as OEE, cycle time, and throughput. These dashboards serve as invaluable tools, delivering manufacturing intelligence to every corner of your organisation.

How ITS can help?

OEE is a powerful tool that can significantly impact manufacturing efficiency.

ITS's OEE systems provide the means to harness the full potential of this metric by automating data collection and analysis, offering a comprehensive view of operations, and facilitating data-driven decision-making.

With ITS, you can turn data into actionable insights, optimise your existing equipment, and maximise overall plant efficiency, ultimately strengthening your competitive advantage in today's dynamic market.