In one week, this REC Team reduced the changeover downtime on a carton former by 74%.

This chapter provides instructions for setting up and conducting a ReducedEffort Changeover Event. You will recognize a few of the steps in the REC process as elements of SMED.

The eight steps to ReducedEffort changeovers are:

  • Step 1: Video-Record the Changeover

  • Step 2: Prepare for the REC Event

  • Step 3: Watch, List, Draw, and Brainstorm

  • Step 4: Prioritize and Implement Ideas

  • Step 5: Move and Trash

  • Step 6: Choreograph

  • Step 7: Build the Timeline ...

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