SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) and Managing the Critical Window is a methodology providing a rapid and efficient way of converting a process from executing one item to executing the next item. This rapid changeover is key to reducing batch sizes and improving workflow.
Over a period of several years, Toyota reworked fixtures and components to maximise their common parts, minimise and standardise assembly tools and steps and utilise common tooling. This reduced change-over time. Wherever the tooling could not be common, steps were taken to make the tooling quick to change.
This workshop presents the concept of SMED and how it can be used to reduce changeover times to enable shorter runs. The methodology can also be applied to minimise time lost in ‘critical windows’ in any operation.
This programme is aimed at any personnel engaging in business process improvement.
This programme is designed for online learning and mentor sessions. Please contact us for further details.
ETAC certificate of completion