As manufacturers seek to quantify and improve plant, manufacturing line, and machine-level performance, manufacturers turn to overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) for the answer. While OEE brings a plethora of benefits to the manufacturing process, it is important to take a step back and set realistic expectations as to what this metric can and can’t do. OEE can cause companies to be less customer-centric and lean, and also slow down production. It can also mask bigger and potentially more challenging manufacturing problems if not used in the right situation. Specifically, relying too much on OEE can hide manufacturing performance gaps at the machine, production line, and plant or factory level.
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