Breakaway Lean Quick Changeovers (SMED)

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Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

This two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn and practice the Single-Minute-Exchange-Dies (SMED) methodology for achieving quick changeovers. SMED is a methodology that was created by Shigeo Shingo in the Toyota press room to reduce the time needed to setup and changeover the huge stamping presses. The goal is first to reduce setup times by 50% and ultimately to less than 10 minutes.

Learning Objectives

Understand the concept and practice of SMED for achieving fast changovers/setups

  • Introduction to SMED and Breakaway Lean
  • Continuous Flow
  • Overview of Quick Changeovers
  • Preparation for a Quick Changeover Workshop
  • Separating Internal and External Setup
  • Converting Internal to External
  • Streamlining the Setup
  • JIT and Quick Changeovers
  • Quick Changeover Implementation
  • Quick Changeovers Assessment Checklist

This workshop is designed for leaders responsible for improving quality and productivity in manufacturing operations.

Each participant will receive a workshop manual.

Familiarity with manufacturing processes is recommended.

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