Management focus on efficiency or OEE can distort behavior and decision making and lead to overconsumption, inventories, material shortages and burning of cash. OEE is important “only” for constrained resources: it is where you need to “find” extra capacity through elimination of downtime.
In the links below you will find documentation on how to generate 'utilization' values such as OEE and/or TEEP
as well as an Excel spreadsheet template to support this.
It follows the shop floor approach devised by Shigeo Shingo and not the ”academic” approach of multiplying line availability with efficiency and first pass yield.
We prefer TEEP over OEE, as it is the real expression for “asset utilisation” and the only truly comparable number across industries and plants. It eliminates discussions about closing days and other such nasty topics which give room for “interpretation” when comparing plants, departments, machines or operators located in different countries.