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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) - Operational Productivity Enhancement

In this free online course, learn about Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), its measures, and a real case study.

Publisher: S. M. Waqas Imam
This free online Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) course explains OEE from a practical viewpoint. You will be able to learn the formulae, losses and essential terms of OEE. Moreover, the management of operational situations along with the data collection methods and OEE baseline are discussed. Different application-related discussions are presented. This course will provide you with the ignition to start with improvement initiatives.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) - Operational Productivity Enhancement
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    1.5-3 Hours
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OEE is a renowned operations improvement tool for a workplace with equipment, people, and production targets. OEE is an acronym for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. It is a methodology employed to analyze and minimize the downtime of operational equipment. There are different interpretations of OEE, starting from the basic discussion on three variables: Availability (Maintenance Performance), Number of Outputs (Production performance), and the number of good products (Quality Performance). But in reality, the implementation and improvement initiatives are not that simple. In this free online course, you will learn not only the fundamentals of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) but also industrial practices, different methodologies, and a real case study with calculations and improvement initiatives that will enhance your knowledge of OEE and how activities are performed in a real situation. The course begins with introducing OEE, the basic formulae, and general losses in an operational situation. Then it discusses the essential guidelines to minimize losses, some important manifestations regarding the OEE framework, etc.

The course then describes important terms for the OEE framework such as Minor Unrecorded Stoppages, Reduced Speed, Rejects and Rework, Startup and Yield, Planned Downtime, No Demand, etc. Then it discusses the optimal practices for OEE and clarifying some misconceptions about OEE regarding its application, a case comparison with the same OEE levels, and some important discussion on incorrect measurements of OEE. The course then unveils, in a separate module, the management of different operational situations. The course describes types of operational situations, the stages of operations, types of issues behind OEE losses, practical realities of planned downtime, methods to collect data for OEE, and OEE Loss Analysis. The course then explains the team's importance in accomplishing the improvement work; some of the teams are the continuous improvement team, process improvement team, and patrons. It then elaborates upon the importance of establishing OEE baselines for improvement while doing the initial analysis.

The last topic discusses the calculation methods for OEE, i.e., high-level OEE calculation and OEE calculation using loss time analysis. This is done with the help of a real case study and not just presenting formulae. The case study-based calculation simplifies the learning process for our learners to understand both ways of calculation and realize the importance of loss time analysis used for improvement initiatives. The improvement initiatives are presented after calculations on the case study. The improvement initiatives are based on one of the important Quality Analysis Tools, Pareto Analysis. The two Pareto Analysis levels provide a clear idea of how an organization can incorporate an improvement based on the baseline calculation of OEE. Finally, the improvement and impact on OEE are discussed after the two-level Pareto analysis. The course then discusses OEE automation consideration and selecting the ideal software for a workplace having machinery. It further enhances the software selection discussion with the OEE data capture model and discusses false data confusion. This course comes with module-level lesson summaries along with module-level assessment questions. Start learning today for free and be the change to improve OEE at your workplace!

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