Categorise OEE losses into various metrics to easily target areas of improvement

Wouldn’t it be amazing if all equipment would operate all the time at full capacity producing good quality product?

Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a measure of what you actually made over what you could have made, in theory, over that timeframe. The difference between the ideal (theoretical) and actual situation is due to losses categorised into various metrics that provide you with excellent data to enable you to target areas of the OEE improvement plan.

Reduce or eliminate the six losses of OEE and improve your score with OEE improvement strategy.

What are the six losses of OEE?

Fully guided process

Audit data, methodology and line balancing software, all in one

Not just production line balancing software, our team provides a guaranteed manufacturing line balance step-change. We’ll guide you through a data-informed audit, implement five levels of control and train your team to use LineView’s line balancing software – all for long-term results.

Built-in benchmarking

Line balance scores make benchmarking easy

Making production line balancing easy is the key to lasting results. Easy-to-understand production line balance scores for every product type with built-in baseline comparisons are built-in within LineView’s line balancing software. Teams can benchmark live data vs. historical- so you’ll never lose your capacity gains.

Additional performance gains

Optional controls to automate restarts and recover speed

Optional manufacturing line balance control unlocks additional performance gains between 2-5%. This supervisory line control module sets optimal restart times on core machines (filler, labeler, packer) to accelerate recovery after downtime.

Calculate your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

OEE is a widely used measure to determine performance against equipment capability. Factoring the metrics Availability, Performance and Quality, the better OEE improvements – the closer your efficiency is to World-Class performance.

Availability is a measure of the time the equipment was actually available to run within the specified duration, generally known as planned production time. The time it is not available is generally attributed to large duration of downtime such as product changeovers, breaks, breakdowns, etc.

Performance is a measure of how well the equipment performed when it was running. The loss of time in this category is mainly due to the equipment not running at its required rate and so producing products at a reduced rate.

Quality is a measure of time taken to produce a good quality product. The loss in this category is due to time lost to make inferior quality product.

OEE = A x P x Q

Optional Calculations

Operating Time
Planned Production Time

AVAILABILITY is a measure of the time equipment was actually available to run within the specified duration generally known as planned production time.

Net Operating Time
Operating Time

PERFORMANCE is a measure of how well the equipment performed when it was running.

Fully Productive Time
Net Operating Time

QUALITY is a measure of time taken to produce good quality product.

Sustainability challenges and resource optimization

Sustainability goes beyond greenwashing; global governmental bodies are enforcing stricter environmental laws and reporting.

Moreover, the availability of raw materials such as ground water is reducing each day. 1 out of 3 manufacturing plants are in water scarce regions. LineView understands your commitment towards net zero carbon emissions and reducing water & energy wastage. By optimizing plant processes, LineView minimizes resource use and emissions while enhancing productivity.

Digital Transformation made easy

We recognize that not everyone is tech-savvy. That’s why LineView is user-friendly and intuitive. Our expert team collaborates with you, allowing you to focus on your work while improving results. Unlike traditional MES or SCADA systems, LineView offers fast and easy ROI. Out-of-the-box insights empower team leaders to focus on actions rather than time-consuming DIY reporting. Plus, teams can immediately see the impact of their actions, leading to faster order-to-delivery times.

Customer stories

Case Study

Coca-Cola Enterprises selects Lineview™ as their system of choice.

Over a three-year period, LineView™ has been implemented on every production line in Europe to help increase efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs.

Case Study

AB InBev China achieves Goals through Data, focus and action.

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, recommended LineView™ to their Chinese bottling plant based in Wuhan to remedy the company’s struggles with efficiencies.

Case Study

Chivas Brothers Pernod Ricard increases mechanical efficiency by 17% in six months.

Line 33’s Mechanical Efficiency increased from 60% to 70% after six months of data-driven interventions and focused improvements.