Manufacturing Performance is the measure that shows areas and issues that need attention and also to show if improvements are sustainable. Performance measures are found in TPM programmes and OEE regimes, although one has to remember not to go for ‘the number’, but to use OEE measurements as a barometer for continuous improvement or to detect the appearance of a new characteristic which is causing a problem. Automated performance monitoring frequently shows that hidden capacity is available which if utilised can avoid expensive capital outlay on additional equipment.
Indicators of Performance can be found everywhere. Solutions can be characterised as having benefit to the following aspects of manufacturing; Asset Optimisation, Data and information driven Lean Manufacturing Tools, Driving Sustainability, Finding hidden capacity using plant intelligence, Increased Yield, Making more for less, Manufacturing Process Visibility, Optimised changeover, Plant to plant comparisons, Production KPI's throughout the organisation, Promote Collaboration, Process Optimisation, offsetting Rising Material costs and others.
Every company will have achieved performance improvements, and equally every company will have arrived at a different stage of continuous improvement development. A common factor is the drying up of early day successes as improvement becomes more difficult to both obtain and to sustain.
EmsPT’s approach is to examine where a company is in this improvement area and to recommend, justify and deliver manufacturing information driven solutions which help to increase and sustain performance, through measurable and sustainable improvement which is highly automated.
The methodology deployed by EmsPT is field proven – the EmsPT DRIVE programme