By John R. Henry

Defined because the overall strategy of changing a line or approach from one product to a different, changeover won't purely aid your company increase caliber and suppleness, however it will keep hundreds of thousands and infrequently even tens of millions of bucks according to hour.

Achieving Lean Changeover: placing SMED to paintings is concerning the functional implementation of the one minute trade of die (SMED) philosophy constructed through Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. even if the ebook is especially approximately changeover of producing, packaging, and meeting approaches, the final techniques and examples also are appropriate in lighter industries that require turnover of processes—including airways, hospitals, working rooms, and nutrients service.

Filled with functional examples, the ebook stocks confirmed equipment which could assist you convert changeover downtime to efficient uptime. It explains why decreasing changeover time is critical financially and offers a dependent method that can assist you determine and enforce development opportunities.

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

Taking a holistic method of changeover, the textual content incorporates a bankruptcy dedicated to organizing changeover advancements, retaining them on target, and constructing and enforcing a proper changeover aid software. featuring time-tested tools and useful examples from numerous industries, it provides you with the chance to minimize changeover time and value and supply your company with the pliability had to greater fulfill your consumers in 3 very important dimensions: product style, responsiveness, and price.

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