Capacity Planning & Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Published on 21 January 2020

What is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Capacity Planning and how will it help my Workplace?

OEE or Overall Equipment Effectiveness measures how effective your equipment or capital resources are utilised within your processes. A capacity planner effectively evaluates your processes and planned volumes to determine how loaded each process is within your value stream.

Knowing this information allows you to then plan for more business growth and where to focus process improvements to gain the biggest advantages towards business profits. It will also give you the ability to plan for future scenarios and provide forewarning before processes run out of capacity.

OEE provides:

  • Clear understanding of your expected process output
  • Transparency in process performance
  • Clarity in contributing factors towards process losses or wastes related to breakdowns, stoppages and others.

Do you know your equipment output and what the actual utilisations of your costly investments are?

Contact us to find out your OEE measurements for better capacity planning and to achieve your business improvement goals.