One of the founding principles of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is to “increase equipment effectiveness so that the equipment is operated to its full productive potential & maintained at that level“.

One of the founding principles of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is to “increase equipment effectiveness so that the equipment is operated to its full productive potential & maintained at that level“. To maximise equipment effectiveness, a measurement tool that can help you pinpoint and understand your equipment problems is required, so that you can take the necessary steps to eliminate the problems. The key to this understanding is OEE.

OEE is a crucial measure in TPM that tells you how well your equipment is performing. It links 3 metrics into one %. Namely the time the machine is actually running, (availability) the quantity of products the machine is producing (performance rate) & the quality of good output (quality rate).

By the end of this 1 day OEE Workshop you will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the practical realities of the OEE measurement process for a range of applications and Industries
  • Know the milestones and key success factors & potential inhibitors for design, implementation & sustaining the OEE measurement process
  • Know some of your options for OEE Software

Workshop Objectives – to answer the following questions:

  • What Impact does Lean Manufacturing & Lean Maintenance/TPM have on our Total Value/Supply Chain?
  • Why is OEE a Key Indicator to Measure Lean Manufacturing Performance?
  • How can OEE be used as a problem solving tool?
  • What will Sustainable Improvements in OEE give us?
  • What are the Key Success Factors and Pitfalls to Avoid?

Workshop Outline Agenda

  • Intro’s & setting Expectations for the Day
  • Classic OEE
  • Some Myths and Realities of OEE
  • A Wider Perspective of OEE
  • Using OEE for Focused Improvement Activity
  • What is a 1% improvement in OEE worth?
  • Setting & Delivering a typical OEE Project Timetable

Trainer Profile

Andy Brophy is a Lean & Innovation Improvement Advisor. He has been working in the Lean field for the last 15 years with a diverse range of organisations including manufacturing, government, services, software development, and hospitals.

Andy is a professional engineer and holds a 1st Class MSc in Lean Operations from Cardiff University and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified. In May 2010 he published the co-authored book Innovative Lean with John Bicheno of the Lean Enterprise Research Centre in the UK. This work is primarily based on the power of harvesting and implementing employee ideas and creating an innovative and empowered workforce.

In 2011 he was selected by Pearson’s the world’s largest book publisher to write The Financial Times Guide to Lean. The book is currently being translated into Spanish, German, Dutch, and Japanese. The book is currently undergoing assessment for The Shingo Prize Award in the USA.

In 2015 he is scheduled to publish a co-authored book with three USA based authors. They are API’s Improvement Advisor Cliff Norman, Yedda Trawick of Care Oregon, and Jane Norman of PKP Inc. The book is titled Lean Healthcare and The Science of Improvement. This research will explore Lean Healthcare with emphasis on Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge using the internationally adopted Improvement Model within healthcare. This pioneering book aims to alloy these two potent improvement philosophies to advance the accomplishments already realised through the application of Lean to healthcare.

Clients he has served previously include: Dublin Airport Authority, Department of Social Protection, ESB, St. James’s Hospital, HSE National Logistics and Distribution Centre, NHS King’s Hospital London, Enterprise Ireland, Central Bank Mint, Lisheen Mine, Abbott Vascular, Grant Engineering, Klasmann Deilmann, Tour America, Top Flight, Height for Hire, and Directski.

This course is also available as an on-site customised course

Course Cost: Available on request

Duration: 1 day

Dublin Date: TBC

Cork Date: TBC

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