OEE: The Most Misused and Abused Indicator
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OEE: The Most Misused and Abused Indicator

The concept of Overall Equipment Effectiveness was first written about in 1989 from a book called TPM Development Program – Implementing Total Productive Maintenance, edited by Seiichi Nakajima from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. This was translated from the Japanese book TPM tenkai published in 1982. Prior to Overall Equipment Effectiveness, people monitored equipment…

The Need for Effective Reactive Improvement
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The Need for Effective Reactive Improvement

In order to achieve Operations Excellence, organisations need to be good at both Reactive and Pro-active Improvement. Unfortunately, many organisations are so focused on Pro-active Improvement through their Lean, Six Sigma and TPM initiatives that they lose sight of the importance of effective Reactive Improvement. I often refer to Reactive Improvement as ‘below the line’…