Combat Mission Effectiveness

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…

How Complex is the World – An Update

From “Governing a Liquid Society”, by J. Marczyk, 2019. It is said that the World is complex and that it is becoming more complex every year. This statement appears to be true, but just how complex is that? Complexity is certainly the hallmark of our time. Systems which grow or evolve tend spontaneously to states…

Beyond Resilience. A U-turn?

Comment to our previous blog: Ontonix is launching a huge change and I love changes. Things that do not change scare me, because they look too much like death. However, for years we have been looking for resilience, we have been defining resilience, we have been measuring resilience, we have been preaching resilience. Are we…

Beyond Resilience

Resilience is a fancy, fashionable à la mode word. Being able to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune is something everyone wants. The ability to recover quickly, to spring back into the original shape is certainly desireable in any field. Nature builds resilient things. Engineers are sometimes able to create resilient designs. This…

Complexity Maps of Railway Operations

QCM technology allows to make very quick risk and resilience assessments of all sorts of systems of processes. All it takes is data. Data may be sampled over time, space or frequency. Consider, for example, the following monthly data (only a small portion is shown) of failure counts of a railway operation. The data simply…