Production Performance – Implementing OEE

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard method for measuring the improvement opportunity of a production process. It provides a single number that benchmarks a work cell’s performance. A work cell could be a single machine, a group of machines, a line or an entire production facility. OEE directly links to several loss factors that…

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Getting SCADA data into your Asset Management System

Organising data for Asset Managment The “Internet of Things” or “Internet of Everything” is grabbing the attention of many. Asset managers want a more cost effective way of managing their “things”, unfortunately acquiring the information from existing internet devices can be challenging and overwhelming. Yes, the data may be there and available using a legacy…

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Safe guarding your data

How much is your data worth to you? The hard drive in your removable storage device, laptop, Desktop and tablet devices will eventually fail. An annual “spring clean” could help reduce the risk to your digital universe. Today, the digital universe is about four zettabytes in size. To put that in perspective, while one terabyte…

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OOPS – One Line Killers!

Being open and transparent without too much thought comes with some unintended risks. If we are not tactful and consider how others interpret our message we could face an unexpected outcome, the problem is we may not find out about it until it’s far too late. Remember, common sense and logic is not a common…

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Can I clarify your clarification?

“When it comes to reinforcing clarity, there is no such thing as too much communication” (Patrick Lencioni). We often hear the cliche that the only dumb question is the question unasked. These two statements seem to be one and the same thing, however they are subtly different. In our world of engineering, delivering products and…

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Orange lights

Mahan Khalsa author of “Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play” writes: “When you are driving along, particularly when you are anxious to arrive somewhere important, and you encounter an orange light, what do you do? If you are like most people I know, you go faster. Orange lights have become the universal symbol for…

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A good day?

Are you having a good day? Recently I have been reading Patrick M. Lencioni’s latest book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business. Here are some of my thoughts as I have read Patrick’s book. Sometimes in our quest for greatness, whatever that may be, the end game can be seemingly overwhelming.…

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A catalyst for vital change!

General Patton once said “A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan executed next week”. The back drop to apply such wisdom is very appropriate for our engineering company. So many organisations suffer from “perfection paralysis” and I would say we have suffered perhaps more in the past than we do…

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