SMED: Setup / Changeover Reduction

This course is designed to help problem-solving teams learn how to identify the features of the non value-added setting up time or changeover equipment used in the manufacturing process. In today’s global market, manufacturers must be more flexible and have the ability to produce smaller quantities and deliver more quickly. They must be able to utilize equipment for as many different parts as possible. This new way of doing business is driving companies to invest in capital equipment and inflate their inventories. This course will help participants combat the impact these new demands are creating. The setups and changeovers comprise a series of steps that are performed to prepare the manufacturing process for a new part. The participant will learn how to define all of the features of a changeover and learn how to eliminate the waste. The elimination of wasteful activities will free up capacity, lower the need for inventory, reduce lead time, and help the organization become more flexible.

Class Details

Class Name:
SMED: Setup / Changeover Reduction
This class is designed with a hands-on, cross-functional team format. It is encouraged to design your teams with several functions within the organization, such as engineering, maintenance, technicians, operators, supervisors, etc. This cross-functional mix will give the team the flexibility to make decisions immediately. It also utilizes different levels of expertise to problem-solve creatively.
1 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is meant by setup / changeover time
  • Explain the difference between internal and external time
  • Understand the impact changeover / setup time has on the organization
  • Utilize the changeover template to document a changeover
  • Write a new setup / changeover procedure

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Definition of setup / changeover
  • Internal vs. external setup
  • How to document and analyze a setup / changeover
  • Developing and implementing setup / changeover reduction improvements
  • Documenting new standard work procedures

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