Machine Uptime

Benchmarking Report

Machine Uptime

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Machine Uptime. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Machine Uptime?

The total amount of time manufacturing equipment is in operation divided by the total amount of time in which the manufacturing equipment is scheduled for use over the same period of time, as a percentage.

Why should Machine Uptime be measured?

Machine Uptime measures the efficiency and availability of the company's manufacturing machinery. Poor performance in Machine Uptime may indicate a number of systematic issues such as poor production planning procedures, sub-par preventative maintenance controls for manufacturing equipment, slow product changeover times or inaccurate demand forecasting methods. Low values, furthermore, may result in high maintenance and repair costs or unreliable customer order fulfillment. Manufacturing managers should document the details surrounding machine stoppages (e.g., time and length of stoppage, machines affected, recent maintenance on the machines, root causes, etc.) in order to assist in identifying and resolving future stoppages. Machine Uptime is also one of the components of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

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