In one week, this REC Team reduced the changeover downtime on a filler/capper by 58%.

If you are in the manufacturing business and have, for example, a packaging line, you might think that the most difficult thing to do is to reduce the changeover time from one product to another. With the prevalent thinking on reducing changeover time in the United States, you are correct. However, there is an “all-American” process in which multiple tasks are quickly and efficiently performed that many changeover practitioners cite as ...

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