Getting started with OEE Software: Top 5 Reports of Idhammar OEE System

OEE Report

OEE reports are the cornerstone of effective Overall Equipment Effectiveness; a subject that is very topical in the manufacturing arena right now given the tough economic climate that most businesses are operating within. As competition grows, the pressure is on to find innovative ways of cutting costs without downsizing, or lowering production output. OEE is the key!

By implementing Idhammar’s OEE system, you are on the fast track towards enabling lean production. OEE software will show you the inefficiencies that reign within your existing plant and your method structure, and will signpost the way of getting more out of existing resources without having to part with further investment.  It is guaranteed to lower your costs; and lower costs mean increased ROI and potential increased profits.

It is the functionality of the OEE reporting system built into the OEE programs that Idhammar Systems offer, that make the programs so effective. These OEE reports provide manufacturers with clear concise information on where delays, stoppages, and other “events” occur down the production line, events that degrade the production process and breed inefficiencies. OEE reports facilitate “kaizen” – continuous improvement.

1: The OEE Report

This is the base level OEE report, and its function is to measure overall equipment efficiency as a percentage within the confines of a given time period, as specified by the user, and the asset or assets employed in the process. The reporting output is couched in terms of asset availability, asset and process performance, and quality achieved, resulting in a % OEE figure.

2: The OEE Detail Report

The OEE Detail Report shows the time that has been programmed to specific tasks, as opposed to idle time. Over a given period of time it reports on how much potential performance time has been lost, and how much wastage has been recorded. Setting the report is simple. First the correct report must be selected from the OEE Reports available on the system.  The program setter then inputs the date and the time window, across which the report is to be run. He/she then defines which production line is to be measured, the asset (equipment) that is to be used, and the report is then ready to run.

3: The Top Events Report

An event is classified as a happening that causes a delay or stoppage in the production cycle. Typical examples would include: a material shortage, a production changeover, or a mechanical fault or failure. Of all of the reports available under the OEE reports menu, the Top Events Report provides an instant visual analysis in the form of a pie-chart, which is colour coded by event type, but that also shows percentage figures for easy evaluation.

4: The Top Events by Time and Frequency Report

Whereas the previously mentioned report looks at the complete cycle, breaking it down into its components across the cycle, the Time and Frequency Report collates events by type, showing their cumulative effect on the production cycle. Once again a graphical visual representation, with percentage annotations gives the report impact and makes for easy analysis.

5: The “What If” OEE Report

OEE reports are not truly effective without an effective change management structure in place to drive the changes. These are the changes that, once implemented, will improve ROI. But it is the “What If” OEE report that gives the change management committee the information metrics that it needs to focus on, in terms of achieving the leaner performance that all companies are in search of.

Read our Idhammar OEE Reporting Datasheet for more information on Idhammar’s reporting modules, including Dashboards and Andon Displays, or contact us to discuss implementing Idhammar OEE into your business operations.