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OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

4 min read Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OEE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might, without a proper system, seem abstract or intangible. Basically, overall equipment effectiveness operates on the premise than any … Read more

Andon Lights and Signals: What you Need to Know

Andon lights or lanterns hanging

3 min read What is an Andon Light? Long before the time when we could just flip a switch and light a room, the Japanese term Andon, simply meant paper lantern or signal light. Today, Lean manufacturers everywhere use Andon systems as a visual management tool to quickly alert those who need to maintain or oversee a plant … Read more