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Set-up Reduction (SMED)
An important trait for many Lean Enterprises is the ability to consistently achieve short set-up or changeover times known as Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED). With this capability, the Lean Enterprise will quickly become the supplier or vendor of choice. Companies who implement this element of Lean will be able to respond more quickly to customers and gain a competitive advantage by carrying out economical short runs with quick turn around times.
Course Purpose
• Show how SMED can positively affect business response times
• Examine the distribution of time taken for set-up’s
• Demonstrate the elements of set-up
• Teach how to identify current set-up data
• Identify ways to develop new set-up procedures
• Connect the concept of Five S to set-up reduction
• Show how to use Kaizen’s to achieve SMED
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Understand the importance of SMED
• Recognize different elements of waste (type I & type II)
• Develop a set-up reduction program based on their environment
• Understand the definition of set-up time
• Develop a sustainable SMED program
Course Outline/Components
A. Introduction to SMED
B. How to gather data
C. Separating waste
D. Using set-up analysis charts
E. Developing standard set-ups
F. Implementation of Parallel Operations
G. The Use of Elimination of Adjustments Functional Clamps
H. Ten rules of set-up reduction

Based on your needs, we can tailor this training to fit your specific industry, audience, and schedule. Email or call Sierra College Training & Development for more information at: 916-660-7801 or email.

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