keywords: Company, Kano, machines, overall equipment effectiveness, total productive maintenance
Successes of the current government policy in Nigeria for domestic production of food crops and other products require continuous and efficient functioning of other industrial production companies, such as sacks manufacturing companies, for production of good packaging for the produce or products. It is vital that productions of such companies meet the current global business competition and high customer expectations, in providing high quality products, minimizing production wastages and meeting customer needs. Companies can meet these requirements through achieving excellent equipment effectiveness for their machines. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a tool that is used by industries for this purpose. In this study, the OEE of the tapeline machine, the loom machine, and the cutting and sewing machine at XYZ company in Kano were evaluated and compared with the world class standard values. It was found that the values of the OEE of the three machines were below the world class standard values. Factors that caused the OEE losses were identified, and suggestions were proffered as to eliminate the losses in order to improve the OEE of the machines.