What is OEE?

A light in the dark for mining and manufacturing

· 3AG blog,analytics

OEE. It’s a term almost everyone in mining and manufacturing is familiar with, but one that very few would profess to truly understand. Its application seems almost too simple, yet its calculation can stump even the brightest leaders.

An OEE definition and some broad applications

OEE, or overall equipment effectiveness is like the headlamp on a miner’s helmet: It shines a bright light where you need to focus your work and highlights how best to do that work—so you can be as efficient (with your time and other resources) as possible.

OEE is frequently employed across mining and manufacturing. Part of its appeal is its obvious usefulness; it simply shows what percentage of your manufacturing time is productive. A score of 100% means you’re producing good products as quickly as possible.