Picture1Traditional manufacturing methods relied on buffer stocks to replenish any production shortfalls should a machine breakdown occur. What happens if, in order to improve flow through the plant, these buffer stores are removed, taking with them the ability to recover quickly from a lengthy breakdown? 

Touch ScreenIs OEE the Quality Measure for Manufacturers? Historically, many manufacturing processes have tended to overlook ‘Quality’ element of OEE as a ‘constant’, or simply a KPI for the QC department, rather than an opportunity for manufacturing process improvement.

Lean GlossaryEmbarking on a lean journey bodes well for the future success of your manufacturing operation, although it can feel like entering a minefield of terminology. You’ll soon discover that a little advice can go a long way.

MaintenanceGetting a strong foothold as a supplier for the UK’s foremost food retailer is certain to significantly enhance your reputation as a manufacturer, as one of the UK’s leading fresh fish processors has discovered.

Smith&NephewThe power of OEE improves competitiveness in any manufacturing business, creating a better ROI and producing increased profitability. Idhammar Systems, one of the UK and Europe’s top OEE service providers has already helped numerous manufacturing companies to substantially lower their operating costs and significantly improve productivity. This is no empty claim. It is backed up by many successful projects. Take Smith and Nephew, for example.

OEE 5Here are 5 things you need to know about OEE systems; how they can help your business to cut costs and become more efficient. Controlling your costs has never been more relevant than it is today. With costs escalating daily, competition has never been tougher. But you can gain a valuable edge over your business rivals by using OEE to discover your hidden factory – realising the full potential of your existing plant.

Idhammar have a busy year of events ahead, where we will be demonstrating our MMS and OEE systems, and giving you the chance to have all of your lean maintenance and manufacturing questions answered. Here are some dates for your diary...

OEE and the food industry are one of the most successful partnerships in terms of modern day production efficiency management practice.