Downtime is one of the biggest culprits for bringing down a plant's overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) because it can take a huge chunk of time out of your planned production time. Downtime is also one of the most difficult factors to fix, because there can be so many things affecting it.
Regardless of if the reasons for downtime are large or small, they can be improved or fixed all together – but first you have to find them.
Tom Hechtman of Inductive Automation has been working with MES (manufacturing execution systems) for some time. He has worked together with manufacturers around the country to increase efficiency in their plants. In this webinar, he explains how to take the first step toward improving OEE.