Manufacturing systems look to optimize flows within the production lines. OEE or Overall Equipment Effectiveness is the study of production assets (machinery) in order to eliminate bottlenecks and identify areas of poor performance or excess capacity. The underlying idea is that you can create a combined measurement of equipment availability, performance rate and quality rate (Availability times Performance Rate times Quality Rate). Several years ago, we looked at how a software product called OEE Impact Connect used a Bottling Line Dashboard to monitor metrics on the shop floor. Today, at the request of a Dashboard Spy reader who just got assigned to a dashboard project within a shop floor environment, we examine other screenshots from that OEE dashboard platform.
Apologies for the small size of this screenshot, but here is an overview dashboard of a manufacturing environment. This screenshot and the ones that follow are from resources located at the oeeimpact.com site.
This is the dashboard studied previously. It’s for monitoring a bottling operation.
Here is an annotated view of the bottling line dashboard. Note that at each station along the production line, there is a computer monitor. That is where the line operator can enter data about the current production run.
Here is a look at the data entry interface that would appear on those monitors. Line operators punch in data during the course of a production run. Downtime metrics are captured in this manner. Obviously, this requires establishment of standard operating procedures and worker training.
Once the data is captured, you can of course, start producing all sorts of reports and monitoring dashboards.
In this manufacturing production asset dashboard, you can group assets and report on production metrics based on shifts.
You can create dashboard or scoreboard views that target specific production processes.
Historical analysis of Overall Equipment Effectiveness metrics is always important:
And of course, Excel can be part of the dashboarding mix:
More information on OEE can be found in this OEE Online Tutorial.
You can also view this Manufacturing OEE video. It explains the OEE calculation and introduces relevant concepts.
Tags: OEE Dashboards, Overall Equipment Effectiveness Scorecards