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You need accurate data that’s easy to understand and visual – You need to ensure you are measuring the right things that will really impact on your productivity and you need to put it in front of the right people at the right time.

When we undertake an opportunity analysis, we gather our own data and compare it to your existing data. Then we show you what’s really happening on your factory floor.

Is the following information available in your operation?

  • Clear definition of ‘rules’ for performance/OEE calculation
  • Accurate data captured for calculation and drill down
  • Data reported in 6 loss as loss to Critical machine
  • Summary & Trend data of 6 loss as loss to Critical machine
  • Data drill down – Machine specific loss information and loss conditions
  • Summary & Trend data of Machine specific loss and loss condition information
  • Data drill down – Planned downtime loss analysis segregated
  • Summary & Trend data of Planned downtime information
  • Machine availability trending
  • Machine Mean Time Between Failure trending

OptimumFX have shown us we were measuring OEE but did not understand our true causal losses. By focusing on different drivers we were able to reduce labour costs by 25% immediately!

If you think you might need a bit more focus to make improvements to your performance, give us a call today on 01564 793211.

Data Collection & Accuracy

You need to ensure that the data you’re using is accurate, because if it’s not, you’re probably not making the best use of your resources. OptimumFX will show you what’s really going on and how to make improvements .

The reality of what’s happening on your production area may differ from what your information is telling you. In many organisations when a machine stops, the operator logs the stoppage time and reason manually. They may do this every hour, or even after each shift. That means that there’s a lot of guesswork involved.

OptimumFX will look at the amount of data you collect and how frequently. Our shop floor audit will show you how you can account for all your lost time accurately. With observations made in the area, data will be reviewed and redefined to fit our production 6 loss model and accuracy checks carried out on data capture to determine how good your current method is. 6 loss philosophy underpins our data interpretation plus years of industry experience to give clarity on the information you need to drive change in your operation.

Putting in place a system that gathers information accurately and in real time will ensure that you always know exactly why a machine stops, and how long it stops for. You can then make informed decisions.

Data Categorisation

You’re bombarded by vast quantities of data every day. It can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Does your data allow you to focus on the right areas?

OptimumFX will help you get intelligent information, not simply more data.

Breaking down your data into six big losses lets you focus effort where you will get the greatest return. Information is easy to deal with and shows you where your losses are coming from – fast. Know what the categorisation is…then we’ll show you what to do, more than that we’ll work with you and train you in the appropriate tools on site to deliver real results.

 

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For each type of loss there are a set of counter measures to target improvement.

Visualising data

Endless data is almost impossible to digest. We’ll take your information, categorise it, and present it in a clear, simple format. You’ll be able to see, at a glance, where you need to focus to make real improvements to performance.

We ask our customers how much value they are really getting from their data. In many cases, they’re working hard to solve problems, but seeing very little overall improvement. Our success lies in helping people to prioritise their resources so that they focus on problems with the biggest impact on line flow first. Then they can focus on their other problems.