The Relevance of OEE and TEEP For Manufacturers Today

manufacturing robot being controlled by a tablet computer
Bobby Hanna

Bobby Hanna

Bobby is the Head of Customer Success for 42Q

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a measure of performance in the domain of manufacturing. It encompasses the maturity level of the shop floor from a standpoint of productivity, quality and availability of the assets to ensure operational efficiency and in turn address business results. OEE is measured as the product of  productivity, quality and availability and is expressed as a percentage.

availability times performance times quality diagram

This measure truly indicates the KPI of a manufacturing process. OEE gives a true reflection of how a manufacturing line is performing and hence this metric becomes a primary source of data to drive manufacturing excellence.

Another measure of performance is Total Effective Equipment Performance (TEEP), which in addition to the parameters of OEE, takes into account the utilisation aspect of the manufacturing line. TEEP is measured as the product of productivity x quality x availability x utility expressed as a percentage.

A real time data acquisition of these parameters will help the operational teams to gain an insight into how their lines are performing. Since manufacturing lines are performing tasks which are time deterministic, data acquisition at source becomes a primary challenge. Real time data visibility will enable operations team to take data based decisions within the stipulated takt time to ensure seamless flow of downstream processes


42Q functionalities encompasses these aspects and gives a holistic view of how each parameter is behaving and gives an insight through descriptive analytics.  42Q gives you a single location for gathering all the necessary information for OEE & TEEP calculations. Information such as Throughput, Yield, Cycle Time, Machine Up/Down Time, Downtime Root Cause, etc. can then be broken down to the work shift and operator level as shown below.

The default reports include the following:

  • OEE & TEEP Dashboard
  • Downtime Root Cause Analysis
  • Downtime Trend Analysis
  • OEE Trend Analysis
42Q MES dashboards
software grid view of OEE

We have the capability to acquire these data sets and portray them in a way which truly reflects time based behaviour of the manufacturing line. In 42Q, one has access to reports and dashboards on the real-time OEE & TEEP statistics. This fully customizable panel gives you the ability to monitor the current manufacturing line readings as compared to expected target results. As a result, 42Q allows plant managers to quickly troubleshoot critical problems in real time. 

screenshot of EOO TEEP status with APQ

Furthermore, 42Q Live enables you to see the Real-Time status of critical stations on your manufacturing floor. This allows you to send Alerts and Notifications based on threshold settings.