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Research & Development in Material Science

Enhancing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in Compressor Manufacturing Industries

  • Open or Close Sripriyan K* and Janakiraman R

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, India

    *Corresponding author: Sripriyan K, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology-Coimbatore, India

Submission: March 03, 2018;Published: May 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.06.000635

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume6 Issue2


This paper focuses on the methodology of improving the productivity through overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) with help of lean manufacturing technique in compressor manufacturing industries. For a good manufacturing plant, the most recommended things are quality and efficiency. These two parameters depend on the function of equipment used in the industry. In the current global competitive environment it is of immense importance for manufacturing companies to keep track of, and improve the production performance of their production systems. Production failure includes many reasons, among them improper maintenance and equipment performance are the eye catching reasons. Lean manufacturing techniques is to significantly identify the waste and eliminate it from the manufacturing processes. The OEE calculation is one of the ways to improve the performance. This work has been carried out in 2hp air compressor manufacturing unit for improving OEE with help of 5s techniques using a systematic approach The project has been addressed in three aspects; namely Availability, Performance and Quality which quantify OEE. The investigation result shows that the OEE has been improved from 45.9% to 55.8%.

Keywords: 5S; Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE); Standard operating procedure and Productivity.

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