Optimizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Good measurement quality is essential to minimizing the cost of production processes. Measurements are useful only when they are made at the correct time and place, have sufficient accuracy and precision for the task, and are repeatable and reproducible. If these conditions are met and the data are recorded and used appropriately, the measurement data can aid management in making important business decisions. Accurate data can help reduce process variation, scrap, rework and other costs of poor quality. However, good quality measurements can only be achieved if calibrated instruments are used.