Your process is only as effective as the poorest performing equipment on the line. This constrains profitability, schedule compliance, uptime and safety.
Line and equipment performance management via overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) monitoring methods, for example, helps identify the weakest links in your lines and restores them to run reliably at their full operating potential.
When integrated with the plant control system, performance management strategies are supported by automatic capturing of production performance data and short stoppage events, freeing line operators from manual data collection tasks. With information views indicating bottlenecks, visibility of real time performance metrics and drill down analytics, stakeholders get actionable information to increase the line performance and operating efficiency.
Plants that have used Wonderware Operations Management software as part of their continuous improvement strategy have reported the following equipment performance gains:
- OEE up by 20-30 percent
- Equipment uptime up by 10-20 percent
- Manufacturing cost reductions up by 10-30 percent
- Product quality improved by 5 percent