QUICK CHANGEOVER

by SMED System

1. LEARN BY YOURSELF & CHALLENGE YOUR WAY OF DOING

 

WHY

Single-minute exchange of die (SMED) is a method for reducing waste in a manufacturing process. It provides a rapid and efficient way of converting a manufacturing process from running the current product to running the next product.

WHAT

SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Dies) is a system for dramatically reducing the time it takes to complete equipment changeovers. The essence of the SMED system is to convert as many changeover steps as possible to “external” (performed while the equipment is running), and to simplify and streamline the remaining steps. The name Single-Minute Exchange of Dies comes from the goal of reducing changeover times to the “single” digits (i.e. less than 10 minutes).

BENEFITS
  • Lower manufacturing cost (faster changeovers mean less equipment downtime)

  • Smaller lot sizes (faster changeovers enable more frequent product changes)

  • Improved responsiveness to customer demand (smaller lot sizes enable more flexible scheduling)

  • Lower inventory levels (smaller lot sizes result in lower inventory levels)

  • Smoother startups (standardized changeover processes improve consistency and quality)

HOW

Here are the 8 rules for a quick changeover

  1. Begin with 5S

  2. Transfer internal time to external time

  3. Utilize quick connectors

  4. Work from specific position & standards

  5. Set and attach

  6. Stay with the machine at all times

  7. Standardize changeover tasks

  8. End with 5S

More details in the video below

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