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Book: The OEE Primer

Understanding overall equipment effectiveness, reliability, and maintainability

Published: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:43

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- A valuable tool for establishing and maintaining system reliability, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has proven to be 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 those pursuing ISO/TS 16949 certification.

Introducing the classical approach to improvement, author Diomidis H. Stamatis, Ph.D., (aka Dean) provides an understanding of exactly what OEE is and how it can be best applied to address capacity issues in his book, The OEE Primer: Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability, and Maintainability (CRC Press, 2010).  

Stamatis breaks down the methodology from a historical perspective, 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 the theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ). The book covers loss of effectiveness, new machinery, electrical maintenance issues, Weibull distribution, measurement techniques, and mechanical and electrical reliability.

Readers will find in-depth information about:
• Reliability and maintainability (R&M), not as tools to be used in specific tasks but as a discipline
• The application of OEE as a capacity tool as well as an overall improvement tool
• Existing and new equipment from classical, reliability, and maintainability perspectives

The OEE Primer includes a bonus CD with more than 100 pages of appendices and additional resources, featuring statistical tables, outlines, case studies, guidelines, standards, TRIZ principles, tips on using Weibull and Excel, and more.

Diomidis H. Stamatis, Ph.D., (aka Dean) president of Contemporary Consultants Co. in Southgate, Michigan, is a specialist in management consulting, organizational development, and quality science. He has served many industries, including steel, automotive, general manufacturing, tooling, electronics, plastics, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, printing, health care, and medical devices. Stamatis has created and implemented quality programs with a focus on total quality management, statistical process control, design of experiments, Six Sigma (the define, measure, analyze, improve, control process; and design for Six Sigma), quality function deployment, failure mode and effects analysis, value engineering, supplier certification, audits, reliability and maintainability, cost of quality, quality planning, project management, strategic planning, teams, leadership, benchmarking, customer service, and on quality standards including ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, and the TE 9000 series. 

Currently, Stamatis is teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in statistics and operation management at Central Michigan University and the University of Phoenix. He has also taught project management, logistics, and mathematical modeling at the University of Michigan and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Stamatis received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Wayne State University, and his master’s degree from Central Michigan University. His doctorate in instructional technology and business/statistics is from Wayne State University.  


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