Operations Management – The Hidden Machine in Communication and Cooperation

There is a secret code to get the full attention of everyone in the areas of Production, LEAN, OPEX and even the Finance Department: “The Hidden Machine”. With the term Hidden Machine, we describe improvements in efficiency and effectiveness by which we can produce more with the same equipment and manpower. More output as if [Read more]

Did you check your PEAK consumption today and why didn’t you?

Peak consumption in energy is an expensive matter in 2 ways. First we have to make sure that our infrastructure is capable of handling those peaks plus a safety margin, which has its impact on investments or leasing costs and of course on the ongoing maintenance and complexity of our infrastructure. Secondly, most energy suppliers [Read more]

Let’s do IQ/EQ/SQ the OEE-way

The mean reason that OEE has developed into an accepted and valuable Key Performance Indicator is the fact that performance is measured against the actual capacity of the segment we are measuring with OEE and not against others. Measuring against others might give us a subjective view of our performance compared to how the rest [Read more]