1st Edition

The OEE Primer Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability, and Maintainability

By D.H. Stamatis Copyright 2011
    670 Pages 132 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    670 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    A valuable tool for establishing and maintaining system reliability, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has proven to be very effective in reducing unscheduled downtime for companies around the world. So much so that OEE is quickly becoming a requirement for improving quality and substantiating capacity in leading organizations, as well as a required area of study for the ISO/TS 16949.

    Breaking down the methodology from a historical perspective, The OEE Primer: Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability, and Maintainability explores the overall effectiveness of machines and unveils novel methods that focus on design improvement—including hazard analysis, rate of change of failure (ROCOF) analysis, failure rate finite element analysis (FEA), and theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ). It covers loss of effectiveness, new machinery, electrical maintenance issues, Weibull distribution, measurement techniques, and mechanical and electrical reliability. The book also:

    • Discusses Reliability and Maintainability (R&M), not as tools to be used in specific tasks, rather as a discipline
    • Covers the application of OEE as an overall improvement tool
    • Assesses existing and new equipment from classical, reliability, and maintainability perspectives
    • Includes downloadable resources with more than 100 pages of appendices and additional resources featuring statistical tables, outlines, case studies, guidelines, and standards

    Introducing the classical approach to improvement, this book provides an understanding of exactly what OEE is and how it can be best applied to address capacity issues. Highlighting mechanical and electrical opportunities throughout, the text includes many tables, forms, and examples that clearly illustrate and enhance the material presented.

    Total Preventive Maintenance and OEE
    OEE: Understanding loss of effectiveness
    Measuring OEE: A traditional simple approach
    Measuring OEE: The reliability approach 
    Improving OEE on existing Machinery
    Improving OEE on New Machinery: An overview of mechanical reliability
    Improving OEE on New Machinery: An overview of electrical reliability
    Improving OEE on New Machinery: Selected Methodologies
    Reliability Growth
    Maintenance Issues and concerns
    Requirements of Phase 1 of Implementing Equipment R&M: The Concept
     Requirements of Phase 2 of Implementing Equipment R&M: Development and Design
    Requirements of Phase 3 of Implementing Equipment R&M: Build and Install
    Implementing Equipment R&M Requirements of Phase 4: Operations and Support and Phase 5: Conversion and/or decommission
    Weibull Distribution
    Selected Bibliography


    Statistical tables. A typical outline for a design review. Typical (Automotive) example of Reliability and Maintainability. Typical R & M follow-up Program Review, (6-month after Job #1). R & M Engineering tasks. A typical supplier R and M plan format. Typical detailed (Automotive) R & M Design Review Guidelines. The Phased PPAP approach of FORD Motor Company. Variation and deterioration - 3 perspectives. The 40 inventive principles of TRIZ. Using Weibull paper and tables. Using Excel.


    D.H. Stamatis