Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Efficiency & Productivity

Our OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) module is specifically designed to suit a wide range of manufacturing processes. From automatic data capture to instant root cause analysis, we provide the relevant information to help your team to make improvement decisions and to justify the implementation of process changes - all to reduce manufacturing costs

OEE Solution

Only what is measured can be managed and improved. Following large capital investments in machinery, maximum productivity of assets is necessary to achieve the maximum return on investment. As a standard measure, used worldwide in manufacturing operations, OEE helps to easily understand the actual performance of production processes. This information is crucial to take appropriate measures to achieve improvement.

With the Harford OEE solution, you will achieve your business objectives easily:

  • increased output without further capital investment or additional labour, or
  • reduced use of resources (material & time) to achieve the same output


OEE Data Capture

Terminal stoppage assignmentThe necessary data to calculate your OEE can be captured in many ways. A Harford OEE solution will monitor each production line 24/7, every second of the day, to establish the line status, run rates, pack counts and stoppages. This is achieved either through the addition of sensors at strategic locations, by duplicating the outputs of existing sensors, by receiving data from packaging line machinery, or through a combination of all of the above. Whenever a stoppage occurs, the operator will be prompted to assign or confirm the stoppage reason.


OEE Data Analysis

Reporting accurate information in real-time is key to making the right decisions. We provide a wide range of standard reports with countless options to make them suit your exact needs for OEE reporting. The depth and breadth of Harford reporting are unrivalled. To name a few available reports:

Terminal stoppage assignment

Line Performance Summaries, Weekly Performance Reports, Product/Line Capability, Short Interval Control Report, KPI Tracker, Machine Downtime Analysis, Machine Health and Stops, OEE Waterfall, OEE Multi Bar Chart, Product OEE, Historical Line Efficiency, Units per Man Hour, Daily KPI Table, Line Loss Summary, Top Losses, MTBF Report, Downtime Incident Finder, Downtime Incident Response Tracker, …

Any data captured by the Harford system is automatically analysed, prioritised and made available in real-time so that you can take instant action to improve performance. Depending on preference, you can choose to view information as list (and export to MS Excel and other formats) or display it in a wide range of graphs and visuals.


OEE Improvement

Harford also provide a range of improvement tools, to make it even easier for you to make an impact on performance. From simple Pareto analyses to specialised improvement tools for cause and effect analysis, e.g. fishbone (Ishikawa) diagrams, to guiding your problem-solving process via a structured 5 Why process, we don’t just collect data and turn it into useful information, we make it easy to use!

Our automated Short Interval Control boards enable quick and focused reviews of performance data during the shift to action mid-course corrections and immediate small-scale fixes that collectively result in significant improvements in performance.


More than just OEE

As useful as it is, OEE is just a single measure. To fully understand how your manufacturing process is performing, more factors need to be considered. With the fully integrated Harford solution, you can combine OEE with paperless quality management, autocoding compliance, weight control and materials management.

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