The Loss Reduction from Downtime by Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Speed Controlling in the Offset Printing Process


  • Pongnat Suttikulsombat Graduate Student, Master of Business Administration, College of Graduate Study in Management, KhonKaen University
  • Panutporn Ruangchoengchum College of Graduate Study in Management, KhonKaen University


Losses, Downtime, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Speed controlled, Offset printing process


The loss reduction of the offset printing production process has played a crucial role in measuring the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), as it can boost productivity. The objective of this study was to investigate the downtime reduction in the offset printing production process by employing the OEE measures and controlling the manufacturing speed. The data were collected from 12 key informants through participant observation, an in-depth interview, and a focus group. The information analyzed a flowchart and downtime losses by measuring the OEE and controlling the production speed. Prior to the use of the enhancement of the OEE and manufacturing speed control, the machine ceased activities during the printing process that took up to 135 hours or 25.71%. The researcher then proposed the downtime reduction in the offset printing production processing method by employing the OEE measures and controlling manufacturing speed. It was found that the availability rate rose from 90.55 to 91.27, the performance efficiency increased from 77.09 to 80.12, and the quality rate rose from 97.29 to 98.80. Thus, it could be stated that the OEE was boosted up to 72.25% resulting in a higher productivity at 0.38 The researcher, thus, suggested that the entrepreneurs place importance on the downtime reduction in offset printing production processes, as this could shorten the machine’s malfunctioning and decrease the manufacturing times, which would be beneficial to the printing industry.

Author Biography

Panutporn Ruangchoengchum, College of Graduate Study in Management, KhonKaen University


  • Bachelor of Public Administration  (Personal Management)


  • Master of Business (Operations Management)


  • Doctor of Professional Studies



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How to Cite

Suttikulsombat, P., & Ruangchoengchum, P. (2020). The Loss Reduction from Downtime by Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Speed Controlling in the Offset Printing Process. Journal of Accountancy and Management, 12(3), 143–156. Retrieved from



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