A Framework Based on OEE and Wireless Technology for Improving Overall Manufacturing Operations

  • Martha-Patricia Garcia
  • Javier Santos
  • Mikel Arcelus
  • Elisabeth Viles
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 384)


Manufacturers have the challenge to increase productivity given complex manufacturing environments. A source that provides substantial levels of productivity is the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) metric, which is an indicator to improve not only equipment utilization; but also the overall manufacturing operations, because of the valuable information that comes from the availability, performance and quality rates. Although information technologies have been introduced, companies use manually recorder data and have complicated measurement procedures. As a consequence, inaccurate information is generated and opportunities to improve productivity are missed. This paper presents a continuous improvement framework based on Lean manufacturing philosophy, operated by a system of wireless devices to support the real time equipment performance metrics. In order to validate the framework, results of a case study are exposed.


Continuous improvement Total productive maintenance overall equipment effectiveness lean manufacturing operations management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martha-Patricia Garcia
    • 1
  • Javier Santos
    • 2
  • Mikel Arcelus
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Viles
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua IIChihuahuaMéxico
  2. 2.TECNUN - School of EngineeringUniversity of NavarraSan SebastianSpain

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