“We anticipate a very favorable cost-benefit ratio once we’ve completed our analysis,” Ashton said.
OEE methodology yields results
Prinect Performance Benchmarking is a subscription-based application for printers that have adopted lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives based on the concept of Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE. This approach has been highly successful for increasing numbers of progressive printers who want—not only to stay in business—but also to sharpen their competitive edge, improve their sustainability, and increase profits.
The cloud-based application enables printers to determine whether their presses are performing below, at, or above the average production of the peer group. Grounded in OEE methodology, the easy-to-use, secure, web-based tool for capturing and analyzing production data is the first and currently the only such tool available to printers.
Because the Prinect Performance Benchmarking application is cloud based, there are no software or hardware components to install or license. All that is required is that the Speedmaster press be configured with a Prinect Press Center operating console running a current version of Speedmaster software, and be connected to Heidelberg’s web-based Remote Service portal. Activation occurs within 24 hours after the application has been submitted.