In one week, this REC Team reduced the changeover time on a labeler from 1 hour–58 minutes to 24 minutes, an 80% reduction.

This is not another book about how to do SMED. Like SMED, ReducedEffort Changeover (REC) does reduce machine-changeover time. But REC is not SMED.

SMED, Single Minute (or digit) Exchange of Dies, developed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo, has been the process used for many years by countless manufacturing plants to reduce the amount of time a machine is shut down to complete a changeover. It took Dr. Shingo nineteen ...

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