Business & Management / Productivity Improvement / Quick Changeover - SMED
Defined as the total process of converting a line or process from one product
to another, changeover will not only help your organization improve quality
and flexibility, but it will save thousands and sometimes even tens of thou-
sands of dollars per hour.
Achieving Lean Changeover: Putting SMED to Work is about the practical
implementation of the single minute exchange of die (SMED) philosophy
developed by Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. Although the book is principally
about changeover of manufacturing, packaging, and assembly processes,
the general concepts and examples are also applicable in lighter industries
that require turnover of processes—including airlines, hospitals, operating
rooms, and food service.
Filled with practical examples, the book shares proven methods that can
help you convert changeover downtime to productive uptime. It explains why
reducing changeover time is important financially and provides a structured
methodology to help you identify and implement improvement opportunities.
The author addresses both the machinery issues with changeover/ SMED
and the associated operational issues such as costs, waiting times, material
movement, documentation, and product/component design. He also devotes
a chapter to discussing, in detail, how to calculate the cost of changeover
downtime, an area that remains a mystery to many.
Taking a holistic approach to changeover, the text includes a chapter devoted
to organizing changeover improvements, keeping them on track, and devel-
oping and implementing a formal changeover reduction program. Presenting
time-tested methods and practical examples from a variety of industries, it
offers you the opportunity to reduce changeover time and cost and provide
your organization with the flexibility needed to better satisfy your customers
in three important dimensions: product variety, responsiveness, and price.
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Achieving Lean Changeover
Putting SMED to Work
PUTTING SMED TO WORK
ACHIEVING LEAN
CHANGEOVER
John R. Henry
A P R O D UCTIV I T Y PRE SS BOOK
Achieving Lean Changeover
Putting SMED to Work
CRC Press
Henry

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