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Quick Changeover for Operators: The SMED System

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Overview

Changeover is the process of setting up a production line for a different process or product. Many plants take hours or even days to do a changeover - a major barrier to manufacturing flexibility. Quick Changeover for Operators, based on Shigeo Shingo's SMED system, teaches frontline employees the techniques and approaches that turn hours of changeover time into minutes, even seconds! Now the learning format in the Shopfloor Series makes these powerful techniques accessible to the whole workforce. SMED is short for "Single-Minute Exchange of Die." The "single" here means a single-digit number of minutes - less than ten. The SMED approach is simple and universal. It works in companies all over the world. Although it was first used in (and named for) manufacturing with dies, the basic principles of SMED have been used to reduce setup and turnaround time in all types of manufacturing, assembly, and even service industries, from process and packaging plants to airlines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563271250
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Series: Shopfloor Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 392,948
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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Chart: SMED's Conceptual Stages and Practical Techniques
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Important Terms and Concepts
Chapter 3. Getting Ready for SMED
Chapter 4. Stage 1: Separating Internal and External Setup
Chapter 5. Stage 2: Converting Internal Setup to External Setup
Chapter 6. Stage 3: Streamlining All Aspects of the Setup Operation
Chapter 7. Reflections and Conclusions
About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2001

    Setup time reduction

    Operators can play key role to reduce Setup time drastically whatever Shigo Shingo invented for setup time reduction it must be implemented in every industry.Mostly setup change are carried out by the operators so they must be trained first only then they will come to know the importance of setup time reduction.Setup time reduction can take any industry to economical product cost,low inventry and timely delivery.

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