Overall Labour Effectiveness (OLE) is the industrial productivity indicator used to measure and improve the efficiency of manual, non-machine processes. The OLE formula is calculated by multiplying three factors in the same way as OEE: Availability * Throughput * Quality
The digitization of industrial operations is the answer to how to improve the OLE by integrating the employee with management systems (IT) and industrial information technology (OT), thus making them a connected employee.
The planning of Production Orders (PO) takes into account their prioritization, the work route of each one of them, the available resources and the delivery dates, so it allows knowing at all times which PO the employee must execute to comply with with the current planning, as well as the step-by-step operations that must be executed.
This seems obvious, but there is currently a large percentage of industrial companies that, even having this information, do not make it available to their employees, incurring downtime, increased costs, extra consumption of materials, etc...
A software of digitalization of industrial operations allows you to have information on the status of the PO and planned tasks, but it also goes much further. Knowing the incidents and stops produced, knowing where each employee is and what they are doing, and being able to communicate with them, all in real time and from anywhere, are data that can be acquired without difficulty and that facilitate the management of priorities and workloads to production managers.
4Manufacturing, by Zerintia Technologies
4Manufacturing is a comprehensive solution that guarantees the effective execution of the operations of production plants, optimizes performance and improves the quality of the end product. It controls and manages information from the entire plant, including employees, integrated with the ERP and other customer systems, to exchange information and monitor efficiency, detecting potential problems and implementing corrective measures in real time.
How to improve the OLE? The connected employee
The connected employee can work with a tablet, smartwatch, smartphone, etc., which act as a communications HUB to receive OP/Task assignments, production alerts, detailed operations to execute in each position, etc. and also to have communication utilities such as VoIP, chat rooms or messages preconfigured by roles.
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