Q: We feel cleaning and maintenance should not be included in OEE. This is necessary to keep the machine running well!
Arno Koch • Exactly! So Maintaining a machine is not meant to reduce its effectiveness… No, we clean and maintain to RAISE its effectiveness. By taking this time out of the OEE, we will never see if the effort we spent to clean and maintain is bringing us a higher effectiveness at the bottom line!
The same of course applies to setup’s: It is crucial to be able to perform an effective setup in order to have the right output as the customer demands it. Hiding it form your OEE would take away the focus from this important issue!
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