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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 […]

“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 […]

The New Power And Incredible Value Of Variable QR’s OnPackage

Despite the somewhat sad misuse of, and shallow understanding of QR codes historically in retail and mobile advertising, recent advances in technology have warranted lifting up the hood again to see “what’s up what’s new” and that a paradigm shift has truly occurring. Variability, serialization and “instantaneous scan” capable mobile apps and powerful mobile devices […]