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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Diagnosis and Improving in a Small Business as an Essential tool for Business Competitiveness

Author Affiliations

  • 1Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Facultad de Ingeniería, Ingeniería Mecánica, Blvd. Benito Juárez s/n, Col. Ex Ejido Coahuila, C.P.21900, Mexicali B.C., MÉXICO
  • 2 Universidad Politécnica de Baja California, Ingeniería en Tecnologías de Manufactura, Calle de la Claridad s/n, Col. Plutarco Elías Calles, C.P.21376, Mexicali, B.C., MÉXICO

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 58-65, June,2 (2013)


Improvements and benefits than can be obtained by using lean manufacturing and six sigma have been documented widely, however there are several reasons why a small business does not apply such philosophies, impacting seriously their competitiveness. It is shown a study case of small company, where the measurement and analysis of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) not only represented a framework of the company, but rather a guide to change and improve the competitiveness of the organization.It also shows and proves the benefits that can be achieved by applying tools of lean manufacturing and six sigma.


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