When we no longer talk about "whether" but about "how", then we are talking about the enormous increase in importance of OEE, also known as overall equipment effectiveness. OEE enables a holistic view and control of production plants. Goal: A flawless system that runs continuously at the maximum possible speed and produces flawless products.
OEE has enormous potential, especially for the manufacturing industry. Not only are machine usage times transparent, but sources of loss are also analyzed. In addition, it is possible to consider the entire production process, including upstream and downstream processes, and thus to reflect and sustainably optimize both the work processes and the work organizations.
But we don't want to anticipate much. You can read more about the determination and use of the OEE indicator in the current german article from the "Fleischwirtschaft": "Controlling transparently with indicators".