Measuring OEE at Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation was a key initiative for President Erik Frederick. He knew that, to be competitive, Uno needed to be a best-in-class food manufacturer.
Worximity’s continuous improvement technology enabled management to capture reasons for machine downtime and efficiency losses and, in turn, identify the root cause issues impacting OEE. Within a few months, 95 percent of downtime causes were identified, which enabled management to systematically increase line throughput by 20 percent.
Eight months later, in front of an audience of 200 food and beverage executives, Frederick announced the impact of Uno’s OEE initiative: an eye-opening 5 percent increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).