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In four days, this REC Team reduced the changeover down-time of a filler/capper by 73%.

Many companies hire staff to conduct SMED events to reduce changeover downtime. However, one problem with SMED is that it doesn’t address a person’s mentality regarding their work. SMED is focused on reducing the time of the changeover. In fact, you haven’t achieved success with SMED until you achieve a changeover time of less than 10 minutes, thus the name single minute (or digit) exchange of dies. When you focus ...

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