SINGLE MINUTE EXCHANGE OF DIE
REDUCTION OF “SET-UP” OR “CHANGEOVER” TIME
SMED or Quick Changeover is
one of the key Lean tools developed to reduce setup times by implementing a
quick changeover of the activities that create and support your product or
service. While it was developed by the Automotive Industry, its application
goes beyond the Manufacturing sector to also cover the Service and Customer
a system that reduces dramatically the time it takes to complete equipment or
process changeovers by reducing waste. It provides a rapid and efficient way of
converting a manufacturing process from running the current product to running
the next product. This rapid changeover is key to reducing production lot sizes
and thereby improving flow.
of the SMED or Quick Changeover system is to convert as many changeover steps
as possible to “external” steps (performed while the equipment or process is
running), and to simplify and streamline the remaining steps.
A successful SMED program will have the following benefits:
· Lower manufacturing cost
(faster changeovers mean less equipment down time)
· Smaller lot sizes
(faster changeovers enable more frequent product changes)
· Lower inventory levels
(smaller lot sizes result in lower inventory levels)
· Smoother start-ups
(standardized changeover processes improve consistency and quality)
· Improved responsiveness
to customer demand (smaller lot sizes enable more flexible scheduling)
practical and highly interactive course builds on these principles and will
provide participants with a structured methodology to identify potential opportunities
and how you can implement it to your organization.
Organization and Housekeeping – Basic building blocks for SMED
SMED Quick Changeover Basics
to Identify Opportunities
SMED Implementation Process
the pilot area
of the Present State
and separation of Internal and External Elements
Internal Elements to External Elements
the Remaining Elements
Verification and Standardization
This workshop is available online or in-house.
We will be happy to discuss our Single Minute Exchange of Die course in the context of your own business needs, so please contact us for more information.