Identification of maintenance improvement potential using OEE assessment

Torbjörn Ylipää (Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Anders Skoogh (Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Jon Bokrantz (Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan (Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Publication date: 9 January 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify maintenance improvement potentials using an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) assessment within the manufacturing industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper assesses empirical OEE data gathered from 98 Swedish companies between 2006 and 2012. Further analysis using Monte-Carlo simulations were performed in order to study how each OEE component impacts the overall OEE.

Findings

The paper quantifies the various equipment losses in OEE, as well as the factors availability, utilization, speed, quality, and planned stop time. From the empirical findings, operational efficiency losses are found to have the largest impact on OEE followed by availability losses. Based on the results, improvement potentials and future trends for maintenance are identified, including a systems view and an extended scope of maintenance.

Originality/value

The paper provides detailed insights about the state of equipment effectiveness in terms of OEE in the manufacturing industry. Further, the results show how individual OEE components impact overall productivity and efficiency of the production system. This paper contributes with the identification of improvement potentials that are necessary for both practitioners and academics to understand the new direction in which maintenance needs to move. The authors argue for a service-oriented organization.

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Citation

Ylipää, T., Skoogh, A., Bokrantz, J. and Gopalakrishnan, M. (2017), "Identification of maintenance improvement potential using OEE assessment", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 66 No. 1, pp. 126-143. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2016-0028

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