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OEE: The Gold Standard in Industry 4.0

Since the advent of Industry 4.0, a number of challenges have been stacking up at production lines. These challenges include high- or low-quantity production, an increased demand for customized products, zero-error production, and mixed-model production lines. Consequently, these challenges have set in motion a number of changes in factories, culminating with the introduction of new technologies and concepts.

As optimal production is pivotal in the age of Industry 4.0, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has emerged as the key performance index (KPI) in the manufacturing industry. OEE benchmarks the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. An OEE score of 100% shows that you are manufacturing only good parts, as fast as possible, with no downtime. OEE’s KPI formula incorporates three elements: availability (no downtime), performance (the speed of production), and quality (percentage of products up to standard).

Measuring OEE Provides Benefits for Different Roles Throughout the Production Process

The Keys to Enhance OEE

    Availability

    Understanding machine status to reduce downtime and improve network availability

    • Collecting data for predictive maintenance
    • Building network infrastructure to maximize uptime

    Performance

    Reducing the changeover time to increase the productivity of machines or operators

    • Using reliable on-chip flow-control data transmission increases productivity
    • An intelligent supervisor meets various demands for mixed-model production

    Quality

    Achieving zero defects and providing early warnings


    • Detecting defective products and sending early warnings