Anand, R., "Cloud Computing OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) for Reducing Production Downtime," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 6(3):481-486, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-1324.
Measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is important for identifying areas of improvement within a Manufacturing Process such as Quality, Performance and Availability losses. In many cases one maybe related to the other.This paper explores how “OEE on the Cloud Computing platform” offers a unique value proposition that can greatly help reduce Production downtime and other losses. This solution enables the enterprise to monitor the production process in real-time and in a cost effective manner. This paper also analyzes some of the challenges faced in implementing such a solution and means of overcoming these challenges.