The optimization process includes identifying the right working time model. The number of shifts worked with the capacity of a machine being utilized properly influences the return on investment as well as the costs. In addition, Ingenics analyzes all the relevant downtime, set-up time and breakdown time during which a system is not being used – or at least not efficiently.
In many companies, reducing set-up costs is the central focus of efforts to increase OEE. Here Ingenics ensures major improvements with standardized make-ready processes and flexible set-up times in the work schedule. After all, what matters is not just the time in which a certain number of units can be produced, but rather the set-up times for the production of multiple variants. Standardization saves time in this respect, but the make-ready process also becomes something that can be planned, and processes are more reliable as a result. The Ingenics set-up time matrix for the overall manufacturing process also affects production planning and control. On top of this, set-up workshops complement the services geared toward increasing OEE.