By John R. Henry
Defined because the overall technique of changing a line or approach from one product to a different, changeover won't purely aid your company enhance caliber and adaptability, however it will retailer hundreds of thousands and infrequently even tens of millions of bucks in step with hour.
Achieving Lean Changeover: placing SMED to paintings is concerning the functional implementation of the only minute trade of die (SMED) philosophy built through Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. even though the e-book is mainly approximately changeover of producing, packaging, and meeting approaches, the overall recommendations and examples also are appropriate in lighter industries that require turnover of processes—including airways, hospitals, working rooms, and meals service.
Filled with sensible examples, the booklet stocks confirmed tools which can assist you convert changeover downtime to effective uptime. It explains why decreasing changeover time is critical financially and gives a based method that will help you determine and enforce development opportunities.
The writer addresses either the equipment matters with changeover/ SMED and the linked operational matters reminiscent of expenditures, ready instances, fabric stream, documentation, and product/component layout. He additionally devotes a bankruptcy to discussing, intimately, the way to calculate the price of changeover downtime, a space that continues to be a secret to many.
Taking a holistic method of changeover, the textual content encompasses a bankruptcy dedicated to organizing changeover advancements, preserving them on target, and constructing and imposing a proper changeover aid software. featuring time-tested tools and useful examples from a number of industries, it provides you with the chance to lessen changeover time and value and supply your company with the pliability had to higher fulfill your shoppers in 3 vital dimensions: product style, responsiveness, and price.
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