An Intro to OEE - The Pulse of Your Plants Health

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), is *not* just about your machines or downtime improvements, it's a holistic indicator of your plant's health, efficiency, and productivity. 

OEE can be a blunt indicator that something in your plant is not quite right or it can be a precision tool that isolates bottlenecks and identifies root causes of production problems. Plant and Operations managers use OEE to benchmark and compare performance across plants, lines, shifts, or SKUs. As an aid in CI efforts, OEE illuminates which improvements are likely to be most fruitful. And, even the smallest gains (1-2%) in OEE can add up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. 

If you’re not already calculating OEE, what’s the easiest way to get started?

In this webinar with live Q&A, Robert Mirrielees, APICS instructor (CPIM, CSCP, CLTD) and Principal of North American Operations Consulting, discusses the benefits of OEE and outlines how to get started calculating it with resources at hand - and why every facility should pay close attention to this "best practices" KPI.

About the Panelist


Robert Mirrielees, BSIE, MBA, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD

Principal, North American Operations Consulting

Robert is an expert in OEE, Lean Operations, Sales & Ops Planning, Kaizen Blitzes, Maquila Management, Capacity Analysis, Scheduling, Contract Manufacturing, Shelter Manufacturing, and Shelter Services. His three APICS certifications (CPIM, CSCP, CLTD) include Production and Inventory Management, Supply Chain Professional, and Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution, and he is a lead APICS instructor in the Brownsville TX area. 

Through his deep knowledge of OEE, SPC, and his expert application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, Robert has helped many companies maximize productivity, improve yield, and reduce waste.

Robert holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Information Systems from the University of Illinois.