OEE– Overall Equipment Effectiveness, is a quantifying term which has been evolved from production lines effectiveness measurements. The term depicts in simple words to do the right function (Performance), in the right way (Quality) at the right time (Availability).
The mathematical equation is:
OEE= P x Q x A
Using this idea, which is well backed up by an industrial standard – “Overall Equipment Effectiveness – OEE 2002, AFNOR (a French standards organization), we can say the following:
While the Performance and Quality of a combat system are given by design, mission availability is statistical and time dependent, meaning it depends on various momentary inter-dependencies like combat field alternating threats, intrinsic MTBF statistics, operators fatigue, GUI considerations and many others.
Using our real-time QCM capabilities, we can actually integrate and quantify the overall system state of health by measuring of all combat system parameters, providing a quantification of availability in holistic and systemic terms. Furthermore, we can analyze and provide in a proactive way, only the instantaneous key contributors that put a given mission at risk – thus enabling to react in-mission according to pre-planned scenarios.
In summary: we can measure and analyze in a continuous manner combat platform readiness to increase the availability level in crucial mission times, thus achieving the ultimate effectiveness and mission results.
(submitted by A. Faran)