Hitachi Lean Manufacturing

Hitachi Reopens Factory after Major Refurbishment

Hitachi opened its excavator factory in the Netherlands after 6 months of major renovations. The factory now has the capacity to produce 7000 units, up from the previous 5000. This revamp was necessitated by increasing demand for the company’s high quality products.  Speaking at the opening ceremony, the factory’s General Manager Marco Verhoef said, “We are ready for the future, …

OEE: Calculation of Manufacturing Performance Ratio

OEE is a metric that is used for understanding the ratio of actual productive time to planned production time. Because of the low OEE in most manufacturing plants, there is a huge opportunity for improvement. WHAT IS OEE? Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric answers the question – what percentage of the planned production was actually achieved? The ideal OEE of …