Analysis of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness Losses and the Application of Continuous Improvement Techniques to Increase Productivity in Ecolab Leeds
Gonzalez Puente, Marisela (2014) Analysis of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness Losses and the Application of Continuous Improvement Techniques to Increase Productivity in Ecolab Leeds. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
At present customers’ expectations have increased worldwide for practically all businesses. Quality and cost have become a requisite, with customers now expecting companies to offer more flexibility in terms of product mix, or improved speed of deliveries. Ecolab is a company that specialises in producing a range of liquid and cream sanitising products. They have addressed this situation by formulating plans to improve productivity of its two main production lines with an initial target of 3-5% improvement by the end of 2014. For the long-term the company is targeting to achieve results of 75% Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in both of their main production lines Excel and Purdy. As a starting point in achieving this, the present dissertation reviews and investigates the current measurement system of Ecolab to determine its level of accuracy and the possibility of improving such system in order to have more accurate measures. Additionally, it aims identify unaccounted OEE losses in order to suggest improvements based on the Lean literature.
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