Q: What is important when collecting OEE data?
Although collecting OEE data is just a small part of the OEE measurement, it usually gets a lot of attention. And unfortunately often in the wrong direction…
Do not try to exclude the operator
The most common (and biggest) mistake while implementing OEE is the assumption that;
- Operators can not do this
- Operators do not need to be bothered with this
- Computers can do this without operator-involvement
Take into consideration:
- You gave the operator the responsibility over a very expensive piece of equipment
- It is the operator that actually generates the value with this equipment
- The operator is the most present person near this equipment
- And he actually presses the buttons.
- Get started immediately after the kick-off meeting: directly applying the knowledge will help flesh out OEE.
- Make sure that a coach is available during the first shifts to help the team get started.
- Listen closely to comments: adapt the form or registration procedure if requested.
- Provide immediate feedback: show the results of the first measurements right away!