2017 OEE Benchmark Study

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OEE Benchmarks

CHICAGO, IL—April 27th 2016— Sage Clarity, a leader in Cloud-based supply chain and manufacturing solutions, has released its 2017 annual OEE benchmark study to help organizations determine where to focus when developing improvement initiatives. During the past year, Sage Clarity studied global manufacturing operations worldwide using Epicor’s Informance solution to benchmark performance and correlate over 20 manufacturing KPIs. Researchers applied Big Data techniques for benchmarking real-time production data analyzed over a 3-month period. Over 500,000 unique manufacturing loss categories were analyzed.


Researchers used the Epicor Informance Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Suite and Clarity advisory services to collect data, derive insight and discover correlations to operational success of tactical and strategic actions. Data was organized into Best in Class, Average and Laggard groupings, to determine top, middle and bottom performers. The study correlates behaviors of all levels of performers and KPIs.

“By using actual data and applying our methodology, manufacturing organizations can truly understand how they stack up among their peers,” said John Oskin, CEO, Sage Clarity. “All organizations, no matter how high they rank always have areas to improve. Organizations who rank on the lower end of the scale also can immediately determine where to start their improvement efforts. For example, we have found that top performers understand downtime at a rate 30x more than lower performers.”

Most benchmark studies are based on surveys. Sage Clarity’s unique approach involves aggregating large amounts of downtime information to form a unique set of benchmarked KPIs. Hundreds of megabytes of data are analyzed. This provides a level of detail and understanding that can only be obtained this way. OEE dominates the study but is correlated with other metrics to provide prescriptions for best in class, average and laggard performers in the industry.

About Sage Clarity

Located in Chicago, Sage Clarity is developing solutions to enable the “Next Generation Manufacturing Enterprise.” Sage Clarity is a leading provider of Manufacturing Intelligence solutions, developing cutting edge concepts to elevate manufacturing visibility and performance. By combining best-of-breed software capabilities with advisory services, Sage Clarity delivers comprehensive solutions enabling enterprises to achieve a higher level of manufacturing and supply chain performance with real time visibility and valuable insights into manufacturing operations.


Sage Clarity is offering OEE benchmark briefings.  Check out the executive summary.


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Benchmark, Manufacturing Intelligence, OEE
Benchmarks, Manufacturing Intelligence, OEE