Quick Changeover, sometimes referred to as Setup Reduction or SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die), eliminates or reduces non-value added activities in the setup and teardown processes of manufacturing, allowing companies to quickly and efficiently change from one product to another. Quick Changeover is a critical component of Lean Manufacturing, allowing companies to reduce batch sizes and shorten lead time, making it easier to meet customer demands for high-quality, low-cost products, delivered quickly and without the expense of excess inventory.
This workshop, with hands-on simulation, teaches the fundamental principles of set-up reduction. It defines set-up, and participants will discuss reasons and barriers to reducing set-up time. The course follows the principles first expressed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo and his work on Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). Participants learn the standard methodology in applying SMED. The techniques covered demonstrate how to reduce changeover time from hours to minutes and even seconds. This group training exercise is designed to precede a Quick Changeover implementation, or Kaizen event.
2. Single Minute Exchange of Die: Overview
3. What are the Essential Disciplines of SMED?
4. The 4 conceptual stages of SMED
Stage 1. Separating internal and external setup
Stage 2. Converting internal setup to external setup
Stage 3. Streamlining all aspects of the setup process
5. Implementing Single Minute Exchange of Die
6. Improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
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