Root Cause Analysis of the Major Equipment Breakdown Problems of the Tube Section of a FMCG Company as an Approach to Improve OEE

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© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-27 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Papari Das, Thuleswar Nath
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V27P239

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Papari Das, Thuleswar Nath"Root Cause Analysis of the Major Equipment Breakdown Problems of the Tube Section of a FMCG Company as an Approach to Improve OEE", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V27(4),207-213 September 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract
Today’s manufacturing scenario faces a great deal of competition since customers are becoming more and more quality centred and demands among customers are ever increasing. As such to meet the demands of different customers, the manufacturing industries must work with efficiency to become more and more productive. One of the most important ways to increase productivity is to increase the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) of the machines or equipment. OEE can be improved with the continuous implementation of TPM (Total Productive maintenance). The aim of this study is to focus on the most significant equipment breakdowns of the tube section of a FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company and to suggest counter measures to reduce these breakdowns, which would as a result improve the OEE. For the analysis purpose, lean tool Root cause analysis have been used and necessary recommendations made to reduce the most significant equipment breakdowns. This research reveals the tremendous importance of Autonomous Maintenance and Education & Training pillars of TPM.

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Keywords
TPM, OEE, Equipment Breakdown, Pareto Analysis, Fishbone Analysis, Root Cause Analysis.