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

By John R. Henry

Defined because the overall strategy of changing a line or approach from one product to a different, changeover won't in basic terms support your company increase caliber and suppleness, however it will keep millions and infrequently even tens of millions of bucks in keeping with hour.

Achieving Lean Changeover: placing SMED to paintings is concerning the sensible implementation of the only 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 tactics, the overall thoughts and examples also are appropriate in lighter industries that require turnover of processes—including airways, hospitals, working rooms, and foodstuff service.

Filled with functional examples, the booklet stocks confirmed tools that may assist you convert changeover downtime to effective uptime. It explains why lowering changeover time is necessary financially and gives a based technique that can assist you establish and enforce development opportunities.

The writer addresses either the equipment matters with changeover/ SMED and the linked operational matters similar to bills, ready occasions, fabric circulate, documentation, and product/component layout. He additionally devotes a bankruptcy to discussing, intimately, the best way 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 contains a bankruptcy dedicated to organizing changeover advancements, conserving them on course, and constructing and imposing a proper changeover relief software. offering time-tested equipment and functional examples from quite a few industries, it provide you with the chance to minimize changeover time and value and supply your company with the pliability had to higher fulfill your shoppers in 3 vital dimensions: product type, responsiveness, and price.

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