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FT Guide to Lean by Andy Brophy

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7

Lean methods and tools (part IV)

This chapter discusses quick changeover in Section 1 and total productive maintenance (TPM) in Section 2.

SECTION 1: QUICK CHANGEOVER

Introduction

Changeover is defined as all the activities involved between delivering the last good product or service to delivering the next good product or service at the specified level of efficiency. Changeover is relevant across all industries: from the changing of a mould on a plastic injection machine, to setting up for the next procedure in a hospital’s operating theatre, to a software engineer getting up to speed on a new application having switched tasks from another project. The last is known as cognitive changeover and is a common predicament in the knowledge ...

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