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SMED & Managing the critical window - ETAC

SMED

SMED & MANAGING THE CRITICAL WINDOW

SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) 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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This programme is aimed at any personnel engaging in business process improvement.

DURATION

This programme is designed for online learning and mentor sessions.  Please contact us for further details.

ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION

ETAC certificate of completion

COST

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • – Changeover and Critical Time.
  • – Traditional Setup Steps.
  • – Classification of Activities.
  • – 5 SMED Process Steps.
  • – Preliminary Stage – Data Collection.
  • – Internal & External Activities.
  • – Streamlining all Activities.
  • – Documenting Procedures.
  • – Typical SMED Results.
  • – Ideas for Improvement.

Course Learning Outcomes

  •  1. How traditional set-up activities and roles can be radically re-organised to reduce changeover time or time lost in a ‘critical window’.
  •  2. Demonstrate significant time savings using SMED by means of a practical demonstration.
  •  3. Ensure participants can take an existing changeover process, break this down into SMED classifications and radically reduce the overall changeover time.
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