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.

Like any type of successful management methodology, rumours and myths abound regarding certain aspects of how OEE software works. Often these myths are pure fabrications, but if left unchallenged, they become generally accepted. In Part 4 of the series Top OEE Myths we take a further look into some of the more popular misconceptions.

Exploding OEE myths is a way of just getting back to bare facts. Inevitably, various misconceptions and misinterpretations accumulate over a period of time. Sometimes it’s simply a misunderstanding, or sometimes it can be a little more cynical, when these myths are created by way of a smoke screen by production professionals who are reluctant to fully embrace the new OEE software.

OEE MythsIn the tough economic climate that still prevails in the manufacturing arena, all forward looking companies are examining ways of cutting costs without cutting output. Making efficiencies in the production cycle is the key, and this is where Idhammar’s specialised OEE software  can be of significant benefit.

Whilst OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) software has already helped many companies to deliver excellent savings, there are still many sceptics who throw up a barrage of objections in an effort to forestall implementing an OEE system,  such objections are not only ill founded, but are quite frankly, misleading.