A valuable tool for establishing and maintaining system reliability, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has proven to be very effective in reducing unscheduled downtime for companies around the world. So much so that OEE is quickly becoming a requirement for improving quality and substantiating capacity in leading organizations, as well as a required area of study for the ISO/TS 16949.

Breaking down the methodology from a historical perspective, The OEE Primer: Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability and Maintainability (ISBN 9781439814062, retail price of $54.95) explores the overall effectiveness of machines and unveils novel methods that focus on design improvement – including hazard analysis, rate of change of failure (ROCOF) analysis, failure rate finite element analysis (FEA), and theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ). It covers loss of effectiveness, new machinery, electrical maintenance issues, Weibull distribution, measurement techniques, and mechanical and electrical reliability. The book also:

  • Discusses reliability and maintainability (R&M), not as tools to be used in specific tasks, rather as a discipline
  • Covers the application of OEE as an overall improvement tool
  • Assesses existing and new equipment from classical, reliability, and maintainability perspectives
  • Includes a bonus CD with more than 100 pages of appendices and additional resources featuring statistical tables, outlines, case studies, guidelines and standards

Introducing the classical approach to improvement, this book provides an understanding of exactly what OEE is and how it can be best applied to address capacity issues. Highlighting mechanical and electrical opportunities throughout, the text includes many tables, forms and examples that clearly illustrate and enhance the material presented.

About the author:
D. H. Stamatis, Ph.D., CQE, CMfgE, MSSBB is president of Contemporary Consultants, specializing in quality science applications, management, organizational development. Dr. Stamatis has more than 30 years of experience in both training and consulting, in the private, public, academia and healthcare sectors of our economy. He has published 30 books and more than 170 articles on several topics of quality including six sigma, FMEA, APQP and presented papers in both National and International Conferences. He has consulted in Australia, Egypt, China, Japan, S. Korea, Twain, all over Europe, India, Malaysia, Singapore, N. America, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and many other countries.

Currently, he is an adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University, Phoenix and Northwood Universities teaching Project Management, Statistics and Operations Management. He received his BS/BA (1975) degree in marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit; the MA degree (1981) in business management from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and the PhD degree (1986) in instructional technology and business administration (statistics) from Wayne State University, Detroit. He is certified quality engineer (CQE) and Fellow from ASQ; certified manufacturing engineer (CMfgE) from SME; and certified master Six Sigma black belt (SSMBB) from IABLS Inc.