Memex has been working very closely with the team from MTConnect. We also have an excellent rapport with Mr. Robert Hansen, author and consultant of OEE.
Robert authored an awesome resource book on OEE… but I’ll let Mr. Dave Edstrom, CEO of tell you about it.. http://photonsandelectrons.blogspot.ca/2012/12/great-manufacturing-book-overall.html
For anyone really looking for a practical resource written in a direct clear illustrative manner, then this would be my first choice.
Also, you may want to check out Bob Hansen’s unpretentious web page for more information on his video series “OEE college”. http://www.oee-college.com/
An excellent series of training sessions designed in bite sized segments for everyone in your organization. Great for lunch and learns! I’m speaking from experience…
Memex can provide extreme value in collecting and presenting critical production data, but the end user also needs to understand WHAT the data means in terms of effective long term sustainable efficiency improvements. The MERLIN system can leverage at least a 10% productivity boost in a very short period of time. Enough to qualify a rather short ROI period. But the real value is in leveraging the visibility and actionable data to grow your productivity by as much as 100%. All of this leads to a very impressive profitability gain.