By Jon Miller | Post Date: May 27, 2007 11:32 AM | Comments: 1
Improving OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by eliminating the six big losses is the focus of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). Just as most industrial machinery is only 13% to 40% effective prior to TPM implementation, the same is true for personal computers running Microsoft Windows.
The six big losses of TPM are, with some examples:
1) Unplanned breakdowns = overheating, crashes, electrical failures, etc.
The first two are categorized as downtime losses, the second two as speed losses, and the third two as quality losses. These fit perfectly to the reduced OEE of personal computers.
1) Unplanned breakdowns = crashing applications
Taking the example of 3 in bold, above, I lost some work on Friday thanks to Microsoft Windows' kind reminder to restart after it had installed some updates. The reminder looks like this:
Well, no more. Life Hacker teaches how to Get rid of Windows Update restart nag.
This reminds me that there was a question posted some time ago on Autonomous Maintenance for the office. We'll get to that one soon.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.