2020 is just starting and this is looking like a great year for OEE. 2019 saw some great trends taking root for OEE and 2020 looks to continue that trajectory. The OEE trends for 2020 are starting off strong with OEE and OPE, Machine Health, the increased spread of IIoT, Smart Manufacturing, and Cyber-Physical Systems.
Let's take a deeper look into just how these rising trends in manufacturing will reshape and enhance the OEE landscape.
OEE and OPE
As 2020 comes around OEE has been incorporated into the growing landscape of performance analysis. OEE has become a part of the emerging analytical framework of OPE, or Overall Production Effectiveness.
This analysis takes OEE and adds an additional layer to it. OPE uses OEE and also analyzes data from personal as well. This poises OEE as being a foundational technology for the coming year and the changing analytical tools.
OEE and Machine Health
Measuring machine health is the future of manufacturing and is expected to be on the rise in 2020. Machine health measurements try to analyze the wear and tear that naturally occurs to manufacturing equipment. This preemptive study attempts to estimate repairs ahead of time in order to streamline manufacturing downtime. OEE naturally folds into machine health. Minimizing downtime with OEE threads naturally into machine health.
IIoT was supposed to be 2019's big change up, but the roll out was slower than expected. IIoT relies on massive infrastructure changes to manufacturing. These changes involved updating both existing machinery and the software that runs them. As 2020 unwinds IIoT might actually be poised to make the changes that many analysts hoped it would in 2019. IIoT will provide OEE with more data from, and more access to, industrial machinery. This opens the door for OEE to have more impact on the industry.
Smart Manufacturing is the process of shifting from traditional manufacturing technology to smart technology. Think less centralized factories with lengthy distribution networks and more on-site production with on tap services. This type of manufacturing necessarily requires less downtime in order to run smoothly. OEE bridges this production gap by giving manufacturers the resources they need to increase efficiency and reduce downtime.
Cyber-Physical systems are manufacturing processes that connect digital technologies with physical systems. This encompases a lot of technologies. Everything ranging from IIoT to AI operated manufacturing systems. As manufacturing technologies increase their use of digital technologies, OEE can begin to take a larger role in the industry.
These OEE trends for 2020 are poised to increase OEE's presence in the manufacturing world. The big takeaway here is that manufacturing and the industrial scene have become increasingly digital spaces. These are the types of markets where OEE can thrive. As 2020 unfolds, manufacturing and digital tech are set to become further entwined and OEE is is going to be right there with them.