I was first introduced to OEE in 2008. After working with it for 11 years, I’ve decided to summarise my thoughts and experiences with it.
I’ve read several textbooks, consulted corporate manuals and gone back through a stack of notes from meetings with customers and consultants. As I scan all the material, I’ve concluded that OEE is very promising, frustrating, polarising and boring – at the same time!
In this post I’m going to unpack OEE at a high level. Then I’m going to boil it all down to some key questions to help you determine if OEE is something you should be using.
But before that, a brief history and explanation of OEE.