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FLEXO Magazine : April 2014
Sunday, April 27 9 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies When manufacturing companies run up against capacity problems today, they immediately look to increase overtime, add shifts or purchase new equipment. Instead, they should look to optimize the performance of their existing machinery to increase equipment reliability, minimize changeover times, improve operator performance and lower overall downtime. All these investments can be made to increase capacity. They will pay greater dividends by allowing a manufacturing plant to spend its valuable time and money on the manufacturing process. The question is “How can a manufacturing company optimize the performance of its existing equipment?” The answer is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). OEE is a powerful tool to benchmark, analyze and improve your production process. The OEE tool gives you the ability to measure your machines for productivity improvements. A truly comprehensive OEE solution will provide operators and production managers with continual line notification and control so that actions can be taken to prevent events that can result in downtime, slower cycle speeds and poor product quality. The ultimate goal... Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies! Chairs: Ron Henderson, Clopay Plastic Products; Randy Green, Printpack Increasing Productivity with OEE Adrian Pask, Vorne Industries How do you increase output without increasing cost? This presentation looks at the role of OEE in production improvement and how to use it at multiple levels of the business to consistently drive sustainable improvement. We’ll examine the three components of performance improvement that are essential for driving growth: Information, Focus and Actions. In the end, attendees will learn of a practical yet simple approach for assessing the sustainability of the improvement process and leave with three accompanying audits to test on their existing process. Launching Through Variables Hank Welter, Coveris The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees with a look at one potential process and one tool and how they, in conjunction with a multitude of other tools, can help you improve your output. Beyond OEE - World-class Manufacturing as a Program for Excellence Galen Croxton and James Seals, Tetra Pak Inc. OEE measurement is only the start of an operator-led improvement program. A comprehensive system of loss intelligence, operator engagement, maintenance integration and daily management is essential to avoiding unnecessary cost. Representatives from Tetra Pak will show their application of a world-class manufacturing program (Total Productive Maintenance), which includes OEE as a foundational concept.