Abstract: OEE is one of the most popular methods of evaluation of the performance in the manufacturing process to identify and eliminate the causes of production losses. This study has a significant importance due to demonstrating the existing loss and identifying indicators of OEE and their impact on production losses. The main purpose of this study is to minimize the losses of equipment by utilizing the available resources. For this purpose, Moghan Cable & Wire Manufacturing Company was selected as a case study. After collecting equipment data, a questionnaire was designed that its validity was approved by group of experts and its reliability was calculated by using Cronbach's alpha method which was equal to 0.901. Data were analyzed by Structural Equation Model, in order to examine the relationship between variables. The results showed that the high levels of overall equipment effectiveness have a significant impact on the reduction of production losses.
Keywords: OEE, Production Losses, Performance, Quality, structural equation modeling
Recieved: 03.05.2015 Accepted: 14.07.2015 UDC: 54.061