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The overall effectiveness of production equipment is commonly measured using the OEE metric (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), calculated by multiplying the process's availability (A) by its performance rate (P) and quality rate (Q). In January 2003, Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) and ABB signed a Full Service partnership agreement. The agreement is based on production efficiency metrics, including the overall effectiveness of the production equipment, maintenance costs and the inventory value of maintenance spare parts. Close monitoring and analysis of the OEE metric have brought the mill clear benefits: Production volume increased by 8% over two years, while productivity (tonnes per person) increased by more than 36%. One thing to note in ABB Kinleith's OEE metric is that both production and maintenance use the same metric.
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