What is OEE Software?
OEE Software is a highly effective Business Performance Management Tool, which critically evaluates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) provides a continuous improvement process that can be used on single and multiple production lines and from one to a number of plants in a group-wide structure. It is suitable for all types of manufacturing processes including discrete, continuous, or bulk. Put simply “The best OEE Software measures the gap between the actual performance and the potential performance of a manufacturing unit.”
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How OEE Software Helps Your Manufacturing Operations
Real-Time Production Monitoring and Control
PerformOEE™ gives you real-time Production Monitoring & Control by highlighting production performance issues and enabling your team to respond in the right way. As your team becomes more proactive, issues are managed more effectively or eliminated entirely. Features include slow running detection, APQ and OEE performance, OEE Loss and live time-analysis display, product current state.
Visual Smart Factory Departmental KPI Displays
PerformOEE™ Spotlight delivers Visual Factory for your Manufacturing Operations enabling the deployment of fit-for-purpose displays in your key Manufacturing and Support Departments. This enables your team to become more proactive and respond to issues in the right way. Example screens such as current process status, project target status, breaches, and CPC trending status.
Downtime Tracking with Quality Control & Order Progress
Downtime, Quality & Order tracking as part of real-time monitoring throughout your process, delivering all the functionality of MES with these added benefits. PerformOEE™ collects data from equipment, and integrated systems while also empowering the user to record additional information. Features include user instructions, downtime tracking with root cause identification, quality monitoring, shift-log notes and actions, automated alerts & notifications, Short Interval Control & CPC Alerting with escalation.
Equipment Connectivity & IT Architecture
We understand the challenges you face when trying to design a complete OEE solution and that software is one of the key pieces. Being cloud based lets you track your performance measurements on a variety of mobile devices. Our software solution gives you real time alerts to keep your process sharp. Talk to us about your OEE Project and speak with our system architects in relation to challenges such as Equipment Connectivity, IT Architecture, Cloud or on-Premise and integrations with other systems. We’ve been through it so many times we hope can help you make faster progress.
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What are the three pillars of OEE software?
OEE software seeks to help businesses in three important areas; quality, performance, and availability.
The overall quality of your final product. There may be situations where your manufacturing equipment isn’t up to your quality standards. Perhaps your machines are configured incorrectly, maybe there are certain areas of the process which are holding your production back, or perhaps there are defects caused by operator errors.
Refers to any factors that could affect the expected performance of your production process. If you are failing to reach 100% production, then it could indicate a number of issues. Perhaps your machines are not performing at expected levels, maybe you have overestimated your production efficiency, or maybe there is a lot of idle time in regards to your machine availability.
This covers any time that is lost due to unplanned stoppages. For instance, it could be caused by complete equipment failure, or it could be due to operators taking too long to make adjustments to the settings of a machine. A capacity analysis allows you to view optional machine run-time.
If you manage to achieve 100% in all three of these areas, then it means that your total effective equipment performance has been carefully optimized, your machines are maintained correctly, and your staff is well-trained. This is a great sign because it means your factories are working at optimal levels with minimal downtime and interruptions. However, if your OEE software reports anything lower than 100%, then it’s a sign that you need to step in and take action. Harnessing the power of OEE solutions is particularly popular within the food and beverage industry to improve upon their production line and ensure that their machinery is outputting the best possible results.
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The Biggest Losses To Your Manufacturing Equipment
OEE software is used to optimize your discrete manufacturing processes, but where are the biggest and most common losses?
Setup time can gradually eat into your efficiency. Production lines may take some time to initially set up, but they can also take time to switch toa new product or role. Any time that your production lines aren’t working is time that could be optimized. Setup can also include the time spent re-configuring a machine to suit its production needs. Equipment failure is another common loss for companies. Equipment failures refer to any situation where equipment stops working. This can also be called unplanned downtime. When something breaks or needs to be re-configured,it takes a lot of time to return something to a workable state. This is even more difficult when parts aren’t readily available, resulting in longer machine outages than expected.
Lowered yield can occur when the usage of your raw materials and resources isn’t optimized before it turns into a final product. If your production line creates a lot of scrap material and waste, then an OEE software solution can measure the reduced yield and seek ways to help you optimize the final yield without resulting in a loss of quality. Reduced speed happens when equipment runs slower than planned. This may be due to incorrect configurations, it could be equipment wearing out, and it might even be caused by low-quality resources. Other factors such as operator inexperience and poor maintenance may also play a role in reduced production speed. Remember, your equipment efficiency is incredibly important.
These are some of the biggest losses that companies tend to face. Optimizing these areas can be much easier with the help of an effective OEE software solution. By taking advantage of the OEE data generated by your production processes, you can achieve much higher operational efficiency which ultimately boosts productivity and increases production.
PerformOEE™ is a powerful, flexible, user-friendly, quality data solution for managing real time operational performance improvement.
An automated, accurate, real-time data collection OEE software solution providing complete process visibility across any device.
Up and running in weeks, with immediate gains of between 5% and 10%
Achieving a greater return on your investment
Production lines can be incredibly expensive to build and maintain. It’s a massive business investment, so it makes sense that we’d want to quickly see a return on our investment. Unfortunately, keeping track of this with traditional systems is virtually impossible. But now that OEE software solutions are readily available and easy to integrate into modern production systems, it helps you get a deeper insight into your ROI.
OEE software will help manufacturers identify the best areas to invest in. With sophisticated calculations that take different data points into consideration, companies will have an easier time comparing different pieces of equipment, workflow optimizations, and also measure the financial value of different expenses. OEEsystems very proudly ensure compliance standards.
Now is the perfect time to get your production environment ready with monitoring software to improve overall equipment efficiency using a modular solution to monitor production and performance data with real-time manufacturing analytics.
Lowering your operating costs
We also can’t forget about the money-saving benefits of using OEE software. Production lines utilize extremely complex and sophisticated devices that are certainly not cheap. However, OEE software could help you identify issues in the manufacturing process so you know exactly where and when a failure occurs. This will help you repair issues before they have a chance to manifest into something much worse.
With an optimized production process and pre-emptive warnings for all of your most important machines, it becomes much easier to reduce your overall operating costs. Boost your equipment effectiveness and reach maximum productivity with the help of a sophisticated OEE software solution.
Embracing lean manufacturing
At its core, the goal of OEE software is to maximize productivity through digital transformation. The manufacturing industry has been slow to adopt OEE software solutions in the past, but those habits are already starting to change.
Lean manufacturing is the idea of eliminating waste from the manufacturing process. Anything that does not add value to the final product is considered waste. Lowered yields often occur because of poor equipment effectiveness, a lack of critical data to support OEE software, and poor manufacturing productivity. In order to boost production and prevent lost production time, companies must be willing to adopt lean solutions by analyzing their business and driving improvement.
How is OEE Calculated?
OEE is a closed-loop metric measuring the 3 critical manufacturing components of Availability, Performance and Quality. It is a measure of the number of good units produced compared to the quantity which should be produced based on the scheduled time and the specified equipment rate. An OEE score is represented as a %.
The preferred way to calculate OEE is: OEE% = Availability x Performance x Quality