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1. What is the difference between EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS and PRODUCTIVITY?

Q: What is the relationship between efficiency, effectiveness and productivity?


Efficiency is determined by the amount of time, money, and energy – i.e. resources – that are necessary to obtain certain results. 


Effectiveness is determined by comparing what a process or installation can produce with what they actually produce.


Productivity is determined by looking at the production obtained (effectiveness) versus the invested effort in order to achieve the result (efficiency).

Proper OEE Software visualizes ALL effectiveness LOSSES on your machine, since that is the area where you will find your improvement potential.

See also: Is it Overall Equipment Efficiency or Effectiveness?

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