SMED Quick Changeover Presentation is designed to help you learn how to reduce the setup times by implementing a quick changeover of the activities that create and support your product or service.
This presentation is supported by the SMED Online Training Module, and the SMED Quick Changeover Simulation. We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.
This concept was first introduced by Shigeo Shingo, a consultant to Toyota during the 1950s. More than half a century later, Shingo’s brainchild is still used as part of Lean Manufacturing principles.
Briefly, SMED or Quick Changeover represents the absolute minimum amount of overall time needed to change over from one activity to another. Overall Time is the elapsed time between the last good part on one run to the first good part on the next run.
SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), or Quick Changeover, shortens production time by focusing on decreasing the amount of time that a tool or machine requires in order to change its components. These delays occur, for example, when the same machine is used for two different products.
The term “single minute” should not be taken literally. It denotes not a single minute for the actual changeover, but a “single digit” number of minutes. In general, SMED promotes the changeover rate of less than ten minutes.
The SMED Quick Changeover Presentation designed by ELSE Inc. is highly interactive and enables participants to experience firsthand the difference in output when Quick Changeover is implemented within your workflow. This presentation illustrates how product lead time is reduced and inventory is lessened, thereby reducing costs while improving efficiency.
The SMED Presentation can be applied to a wide array of departments within the company, especially when used in conjunction with the SMED Simulation. Production associates who are involved with manufacturing processes will be able to see the value of SMED in their operations.
Although you can start right away on this module, we strongly recommend you first do the following:
- Move from a functional organization to a value stream organization. Only then, you can see the whole pictures of how each department is aligned, and how they are able to contribute.
- And then, start the training and the application of the continuous improvement routines, and the problem-solving methodology. This way, it will be much easier to develop the strategic plan, of closing the gap towards the vision, step by step, year over year.
- Develop your Lean Policy Deployment (Strategic Plan). Value stream mapping is just a way to visualize and prioritize the activities that will be aligned to the vision of producing enhanced value to the customer in the shortest amount of time with minimum overall cost for the business. If the actions are not incorporated in the overall strategic plan, they will not get supported financially and otherwise, or else, what is the purpose of a policy deployment?!
- Draw the Current State Map using the Value Stream Mapping Methodology. Suddenly, now you have a good picture of the current state of the equipment you need to work on, and how it is linked to various value stream (product families). You also have access to financial and people resources, and everything is aligned to the true North. Without these ingredients, your effort will be local at best, and not sustainable, because it’s not enough to stop here, you will need to write instructions, set the standardized work, and train everybody, and this requires a lot of planning and collaboration.
The objectives of this training material are:
- Introduce the SMED – Single Minute Exchange of Die – concepts
- Differentiate between Internal & External elements
- Define the steps to perform an SMED workshop
- Learn how to implement SMED
- SMED Quick Changeover Basics
- How to Identify Opportunities
- SMED Implementation – The 6-Step Methodology
- Working through a Case Study on all 6 steps
- Documentation of the Present State
- Separation of Internal and External
- Reflections on SMED
- Where do we go from here? The Lean Transformation Roadmap
Based on the above, you can clearly see the benefits of this training material, using SMED or Quick Changeover. It offers not only the theoretical components of the training, but also the step-by-step instructions that constitute the roadmap of implementing SMED. Moreover, it offers the chance of discussing case studies and many concrete examples.
- SMED Presentation (PDF slides)
- Trainee Manual (PDF presentation slides and space for notes)
- The SMED Online Training Module (learning online, at your own pace, to develop your skill, even to prepare to facilitate a SMED workshop for your team)
- The SMED Simulation Instructions (to use in addition to the case study discussed in the SMED presentation, to further your knowledge by playing a game)
- Lean Presentations Bundle (the entire collection of Lean presentations)
We highly recommend that the trainer goes through our online training to become versatile in training this VSM module, because this presentation constitutes the source for our Online Value Stream Mapping training.
The presentation comes as a downloadable zip file, available immediately upon payment.