Calculating OEE: Formulas for Peak Performance

oee2Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a manufacturing performance metric that is used to identify lost opportunities and measure improvement efforts.

OEE combines downtime, speed, and quality losses into one metric to determine how much quality product is produced compared to how much should have been produced in a given time. Essentially, OEE measures the percentage of time that is actually productive. Calculating OEE is done by multiplying three factors together:
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15 Manufacturing Acronyms You Should Already Know

common manufacturing acronymsToday it seems that acronyms are being created and assimilated into everyday language faster than ever before. We run into them at the workplace, home, sporting events, and on the news. Some have become so commonplace that it is difficult to remember their meaning and origin. Think: DVD, LED, IQ, and GMO.

Manufacturing and processing industries have their own set of acronyms. Whether you are new and too shy to ask, or have been around for a while and have forgotten, here are the meanings of some of the more common manufacturing acronyms in use that are related to processes and operations:

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