SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die)

By: Business Impact UK Ltd  24/04/2013
Keywords: lean, SMED, Single Minute Exchange of Die

SMED is a lean methodology that reduces downtime due to machine setups and changeovers. It is a phrase coined by Shigeo Shingo at Toyota Motors in the 1960’s and has come to be used as a synonym for fast changeover. SMED is an excellent system and should be a significant part of any changeover reduction programme. Who is it for? This workshop is for Engineers and operational teams identifying actual / potential bottle necks / concerns and Managers needing to scope the application of SMED. Workshop consists of: • Background to SMED • Elements of SMED • Practical Application of SMED • Sustaining SMED Benefits: • Shorter set-up operations • Shorter production runs = smaller batches • More flexible production = shorter lead times • Customer satisfaction = more responsive • Competitive advantage

Keywords: lean, Single Minute Exchange of Die, SMED,

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