Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Fluid condition management, fluid impact on OEE, OEE,

OEEf /

Ever wonder how the condition of your industrial fluids can impact your facility’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)? Poor fluid condition can be the root cause to process availability, product quality and plant productivity challenges all driving your OEE in the wrong direction.

What is OEEf?

Poor management practices can lead to unplanned downtime, process interruptions and serious quality problems. World class companies know that by reducing variability, managing to a defined control plan, and by applying a best practices approach, day-to-day variability disappears, root cause issues are eliminated, OEE goes up, and costs go down.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a reliability based metric that looks at how a manufacturing facility is performing over time. By tracking plant productivity, product quality and process availability as a simplified metric, plants are able to measure performance against a set of identified standards. By monitoring this metric over time, plants know whether or not their continuous improvements efforts are moving them in the right direction in terms of overall facility performance.

A Simplified Metric focused on reducing variability:

OEEf is a simplified management metric that looks at the effectiveness of a plants fluid management program. The objective is to eliminate Industrial fluid condition variability as the root cause to a production, quality or maintenance related issue. Through planning and by implementing a best practices program, Industrial fluid condition can be managed and corrective actions optimized in order to minimize fluid impact of the on the plant’s core production focus. As part of an on-going management strategy, OEEf is an effective management metric that ensures long term sustainability of the program by tracking effectiveness over time.

Zimmark’s Gap Analysis Audit

We look at all 5 elements of OBEf to identify and quantify where the opportunities are for cost and risk reduction. For companies that qualify, this audit is done at no cost to the facility. Results are presented to your management team clearly identifying opportunities for cost reduction and on-going risk management.