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The importance of knowing what your OEE is!

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Part 4 of 4 Part Blog by Dion Volk Now that you know how to calculate OEE, what do you do with it?  How is it useful?  What is a good number? Knowing your OEE helps you understand your manufacturing health, know when to take on additional orders, when to make […]

How Proper Operator Training and Maintenance Improve OEE

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Part 3 of 4 Part Blog by Dion Volk Now that we understand what OEE is and the contributing factors to its loss; how does operator training and maintenance really improve your numbers?  Again, we look to the equation,   OEE = Availability x Productivity x Quality, then break it down […]

FASTechnology Group Receives U.S. Patent

FOR PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL, UNIQUE, SCANNABLE QR CODES ON EACH PACKAGE We are pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded our company patent, (No. US 2015-0102100 A1), for our database systems and methods for consumer packaged goods. Our patent covers a system for handling product packages for use with a […]

“What is OEE and How Can It Be Measured?”

OEE Part 1 of 4 Part Blog by Dion Volk The term OEE is being thrown around a lot lately; so what is it exactly?  Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a concept used in lean manufacturing implementation.  At a very basic level OEE can be measured using the following equation: OEE = Availability X Productivity […]