How To Analyze Machine Downtime?

How To Analyze Machine Downtime?

How Do I Conduct a Machine Downtime Analysis? If you’re experiencing loss of productivity because of downtime, you are looking for answers. How much downtime am I experiencing? What is causing it and why? How much is it costing me? An accurate analysis of your...
Does scheduled downtime affect OEE?

Does scheduled downtime affect OEE?

Does scheduled downtime affect OEE? OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) is a metric used by manufacturers to determine the overall efficiency of their machines. Manufacturers often wonder how scheduled downtime affects OEE since downtime can be a reflection of...
How To Accurately Report on Downtime?

How To Accurately Report on Downtime?

How do we ensure that the downtime data that we have is accurate? There’s a saying in marksmanship that when shooting a rifle “precision leads to accuracy”. The basic premise being that a rifleman who consistently puts a group of shots on target and close together...
Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can…

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can…

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can… A couple of weeks ago I was meeting with the VP of Operations at one of our customer’s plants. He said something interesting. “Software can’t reduce downtime, scrap or increase throughput only my...
What Is The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing?

What Is The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing?

The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing Downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. It is costly and damaging to all manufacturing businesses. Downtime is caused by planned maintenance, tool breaks, adjustments and even bathroom breaks. Every minute a...