Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
Gemba Research LLC, in partnership with FullFact bv of The Netherlands, announces the US release of "OEE Toolkit; Improving the Standard," an eight minute video that explains how OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) works and how it could work at your facility. Using the example of a corrugated box manufacturer, the video explains how to calculate OEE and the benefits of being able to visualize the wastes in processes.
OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a method designed to make machine losses visible. OEE is determined by three measures - time, products produced and number of quality products built. These measures are multiplied together to create a single number, the OEE.
An OEE measure of a production machine eliminates guesswork and provides actionable facts. A posted OEE report makes it clear to everyone in the plant - the machine operators, supervisors and senior management - where the losses are and what can be done to eliminate them.
This eight minute DVD follows the challenges faced by VPK Packaging in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands. As a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes, VPK needs to make the most of their available time.
The DVD, in English with a British narrator, describes a problem - business is good and we need to make more boxes. Starting with a management edict to 'just work harder,' the news is greeted very differently on the shop floor. By using some interesting casting and fashion choices, the video gets the message across - waste, long thought to be invisible, can be made obvious to everyone.
"OEE Toolkit; Improving the Standard" shows how the everyday wastes that come to be accepted as 'just part of doing business' can be eliminated.
To request your free DVD of "OEE Toolkit; Improving the Standard," please visit oee.gemba.com.
Gemba Research is a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations to remain competitive through kaizen. Since 1998, Gemba's Kaizen Consulting practice has helped over 100 firms in 11 countries implement Toyota Production System (or "Lean") principles to manufacturing and transactional processes.