Quick Changeovers & Setups or Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

Learn a structure methodology for reducing the time needed to set up or change over from one process to another.

With this course you will:

  • Enable your business to react and respond to your customers quicker.
  • Reduce cycle time, lead time & save money on manufacturing.
  • Learn from a SMED Kaizen facilitator with more then 12 years of global, practical experience in facilitating SMED.

Training includes:

  • Material, Exams & Certificates.
  • High Pass Rates
Certified as a SMED Kaizen facilitator since 2007, Paul says: "After running hundreds of events such as SMED Kaizen, I can honestly say none failed, everyone delivered outstanding results and engaged people from the outset.",

Do your processes have long changeovers or setup times between them?

Do you struggle to service your customers on time?

SMED workshops will help you reduce cycle times, lead time & save money.

A successful SMED program will bring the following benefits:

  • Lower manufacturing costs (faster changeovers mean less equipment downtime)
  • Smaller lot sizes (faster changeovers enable more frequent product changes)
  • Improved responsiveness to customer demand (smaller lot sizes, more flexible scheduling)
  • Lower inventory levels (smaller lot sizes result in lower inventory levels)
  • Smoother start-ups (standardised changeover processes improve consistency and quality)

What type of problems would benefit from SMED?

What will success look like if we implement SMED?

  • Introduction
  • The Basics
  • 6S for an Organised Workplace
  • Using Data to Find your Biggest Opportunity
  • 8 Types of Waste
  • SMED
  • SMED Exercise Capture the Baseline
  • SMED Exercise "Hybrid SWCT" (Standard Work Combination Table)
  • A real case study using these tools

SMED developed by Shigeo Shingo, a Japanese industrial engineer who was massively successful in helping companies dramatically reduce their changeover times. His pioneering work led to documented reductions in changeover times averaging 94% (e.g. from 90 minutes to less than 5 minutes) across a wide range of companies.

Changeover times that improve by a factor of 20 may be hard to imagine, but consider the simple example of changing a tire:

  • For many people, changing a single tire can easily take 15 minutes.
  • For an F1 pit crew, changing four tires takes less than 2.5 seconds.

In SMED, changeovers are made up of steps that are termed “elements”. There are two types of elements:

  • Internal Elements (elements that must be completed while the equipment is stopped)
  • External Elements (elements that can be completed while the equipment is running)

The SMED process focuses on making as many elements as possible external and simplifying and streamlining all elements.

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