Rethinking dashboards…

A couple years ago we released our first version of GainSeeker Enterprise Dashboard and raised the bar for SPC Software. At the time, I was excited about the cool new technology, and how customers could summarize key performance indicators in these snazzy...

Going to the work…

Ron Pereira over at LSS Academy wrote a great post about the Japanese phrase Genchi Genbutsu. He quotes Jon Miller, a Lean consultant who is also fluent in Japanese, as translating genchi genbutsu to “actual place, actual thing”. Pereira’s post...

OEE Dashboards…

Since writing the series of posts about calculating OEE, I’ve been thinking about how you can best use OEE data to drive improvements in throughput and profitability. Recently I showed this OEE Dashboard to a customer. He said to me, “Evan, this is exactly...

OEE Defined – Quality…

If you’re just tuning in, this post is part of a series aimed to summarize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in clear, unambiguous language. This series started a few days ago with comments about a feature story in Industry Week magazine about OEE....

OEE Defined – Performance…

In my last post I began digging into the details of calculating OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness). The formula for calculating OEE is straightforward: OEE = Availability * Performance * Quality But each of these key components relies on some standard operating...