SMED CHANGEOVER TIME REDUCTION INCREASES THE FLEXIBILITY OF YOUR COMPANY.

SMED is an item in our Industrial Engineering course , but can be tailor-made internally.

How to tackle SMED?

The application of the SMED method starts with a detailed diagnosis of the change in the workplace. Particular attention is paid to the succession of the various activities.

Each change can be divided into 4 groups of activities:

  • Preparation, functional control and aftercare.

  • Removal and installation of parts.

  • Centering, dimensional control and setting parameters.

  • Test run, adjust and finish

Why SMED changeover time reduction ?

SMED provides numerous benefits for both the company and its employees:

  • Faster and more efficient changeover time

  • Increased flexibility

  • Shorter delivery time

  • Increase bottleneck capacity

  • Better quality and higher productivity

  • Reduction of inventory costs

  • Simple and safe setup in a standardized environment

It is important to mention that the improvements can be realized via the SMED method with a minimum of investments!

SMED Philosophy.

The  principle of SMED is based on it's philosophy, it is a philosophy by splitting the Changeover activities into two types:

  • activities that can only be carried out during the machine downtime ( internal or online changeover activities).

  • activities that can be performed when the installation is running ( external or offline changeover activities).