Achieving Lean Changeover: Putting SMED to Work by John R. Henry

By John R. Henry

Defined because the overall means of changing a line or technique from one product to a different, changeover won't merely support your company enhance caliber and suppleness, however it will store hundreds of thousands and infrequently even tens of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks according to hour.

Achieving Lean Changeover: placing SMED to paintings is in regards to the sensible implementation of the one minute trade of die (SMED) philosophy constructed through Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. even though the e-book is mainly approximately changeover of producing, packaging, and meeting strategies, the final recommendations and examples also are acceptable in lighter industries that require turnover of processes—including airways, hospitals, working rooms, and nutrition service.

Filled with functional examples, the publication stocks confirmed tools that may assist you convert changeover downtime to efficient uptime. It explains why lowering changeover time is critical financially and gives a established method that will help you determine and enforce development opportunities.

The writer addresses either the equipment concerns with changeover/ SMED and the linked operational concerns equivalent to expenditures, ready occasions, fabric flow, documentation, and product/component layout. He additionally devotes a bankruptcy to discussing, intimately, how one can calculate the price of changeover downtime, a space that is still a secret to many.

Taking a holistic method of changeover, the textual content features a bankruptcy dedicated to organizing changeover advancements, conserving them heading in the right direction, and constructing and enforcing a proper changeover relief application. offering time-tested tools and useful examples from various industries, it provides you with the chance to lessen changeover time and price and supply your company with the flexibleness had to greater fulfill your clients in 3 vital dimensions: product sort, responsiveness, and price.

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