Changeover reduction (SMED techniques, set-up reduction)

Training & Development

Changeover reduction (SMED techniques, set-up reduction)

Unlock capacity and improve flexibility by reducing time spent on wasteful changeovers

Workshop Summary

This practical workshop will teach you a systematic method for reducing changeover or set-up time which you can then apply to your own processes.  Examples of application of the techniques would be:

  • Set-up of an operating theatre
  • Make-ready time for a printing press
  • A flavour change in a food processing plant 

Workshop content:

  • Why reduce changeover time?
  • What should you aim for on changeover – number/time
  • History and concepts of changeover reduction
  • Measurement in changeover reduction
  • Understanding the steps of changeover reduction
  • Team roles in changeover reduction
  • Collecting data: the plan
  • Collecting data: actual
  • Analysing the data: internal and external elements
  • Trialling solutions
  • Optimising external tasks
  • Workplace organisation
  • Locking in the solution: standard work and visualisation
  • Agreeing future actions for your organisation

 You will work on a practical changeover reduction during the day, working systematically through the steps and measuring the improvement.

Who should attend?

If you have processes with long and/or variable changeover time, this course will give you the skills to

  • Senior managers and directors.
  • Functional managers and operations management
  • Team Leaders, staff or shop floor
  • Improvement facilitators or CI managers

It is often useful if more than one delegate attends from an organisation as changeover reduction by its nature requires a good, structured facilitation approach in the workplace.

How will this workshop improve yours and your organisations performance

  • You will be able to tackle a changeover reduction from start to finish
  • You will be able to explain the concepts of changeover reduction to others in your organisation
  • You will be able to convince others that they can achieve more capacity out of their existing processes
  • Your organisation will be able to systematically improve flexibility to customers by targeting wasteful changeovers

Level of Delivery: Intermediate
Optional Certificate: Yes
Entry Requirements: N/A
Cohort Size: 2-12
Programme Duration: 1 day
Route: Lean Six Sigma
Delivery Location: On-site Client Location
Sectors: Pan Sector (Manufacturing & Service)

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