Chronic vs Sporadic Operational Losses

Chronic losses caused by a machine condition or deterioration are often not bad enough to stop a machine working and so operators tend to carry on.

However, these conditions will often lead to an operator running a machine that is in this state, at a lower speed so that it does not ‘break down’.  This leads to continual under-performance a thus significant losses.


Our partner OEE UK has a simple 3 step approach to converting this lost time into valuable production

  • Measure and track those losses – involving your front line team
  • Understand the root cause of those losses and put in place disciplines such as “Clean & Inspect”
  • Apply condition monitoring techniques and know when to intervene and when not to “over-correct”