Kaizen for Quick Changeover: Going Beyond SMED

1st Edition

Keisuke Arai, Kenichi Sekine

Productivity Press
Published February 28, 2006
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781563273414 - CAT# PP7341

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Changeovers in 3 minutes or less!

Picking up where Dr. Shingo's Single Minute Exchange of Die left off, this book streamlines the process even further to reduce changeover time, while simultaneously cutting staffing requirements in half. To instruct on how to achieve quick changeover in virtually any type of production environment, the book includes—

  • A succinct eight-step process for setup improvement
  • Nine basic principles for eliminating changeover waste
  • The book begins by outlining the tactical principles for improving the three phases of the changeover procedure. Next it demonstrates how to improve changeover on a processing line. All of the ideas presented are based on kaizen improvements, which require very little, if any, expenditure. Process razing and the implementation of one-piece flow are also examined as means to eliminate wasteful transportation and searching.


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