Performance Improvement of a medium size organization by using Continuous Improvement Strategy through OEE Enhancement: A Case Study

Author (s):

  1. Abhishek Jain, I.K.G. PTU, Jalandhar, Punjab, India,
  2. Harwinder Singh, GNDEC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  3. RajbirBhatti, GNDEC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India


Reliable manufacturing equipments in an industry are regarded as the major contributor to the profitability and performance of manufacturing firms in this competitive environment. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are playing vital role in enhancing manufacturing performance of large organizations because they are the suppliers for large organizations. Equipments of these SMEs must also be reliable because large organizations are always needed good quality product at low cost to compete in this competitive environment. Now-a-days, manufacturing organizations are adopting many improvement strategies to enhance their performance as TPM, TQM, Kaizen, etc. Kaizen or Continuous Improvement (CI), a pillar of TPM model, is a good concept for small continuous improvements. A number of small improvements are easier than a large improvement in an organization. Sometimes, major improvements take place over time as a result of a number of small improvements. In this paper, the authors have implemented one TPM strategy, i.e. Continuous Improvement in a medium size organization for enhancing manufacturing performance through PDCA approach. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the implementation of a continuous improvement strategy through over all Equipment effectiveness (OEE) enhancements. In this case study, the authors also have discussed and analyzed the implementation of CI initiatives in improving manufacturing performance through OEE enhancement. Moreover, the results of CI implementation are compared with previous data and show the improvements.

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