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Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 264980, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/264980
Research Article

Measurement of Overall Performance Effectiveness in Setup Improvement

School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal, 14300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Received 4 June 2014; Revised 20 August 2014; Accepted 26 August 2014; Published 11 September 2014

Academic Editor: Aydin Nassehi

Copyright © 2014 Shye-Nee Low et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study aimed to improve the setup process of injection molding machines by using the developed setup improvement methodology. Overall performance effectiveness (OPE) was used to evaluate the setup improvement. A case study was tested on the application of the developed setup improvement methodology. A 50.1% reduction in setup time was attained by the developed methodology, and significant time savings were achieved with minimum investment. Comparisons between before and after improvement implementation were conducted through OPE to verify the improvement. In terms of OPE, the setup performance in the case study considered an acceptable value of 60.45%. The setup process performance of the developed setup improvement methodology was judged in terms of effectiveness. Results therefore indicate that OPE measurement is an effective way to analyze the efficiency of a single setup process.