SMED - Expert's comments (Single-Minute Exchange of Die)

Single-Minute Exchange of Die


Imagined by Shigeo Shingo sixty years ago and widely deployed at Toyota, SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die) / Quick tool change / Quick series change is too rarely at the heart of continuous improvement programs. of today's businesses.


However, the methodology can bring considerable gains for any type of industry. It is not exclusive to the auto industry.


In this video, Philip Marris comments on SMED in general, its relevance outside the automotive industry and how, for complex equipment, it allows better control of the process.


He presents an example in aeronautics where the changeover times amount to 30% of the total production time with a consequent potential for improvement thanks to the SMED.

Although sometimes more difficult to implement, he explains that the SMED is quite possible in other circumstances than in the world of car manufacturers and is an opportunity for management to deepen their knowledge of processes, standards and machines. etc.




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Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean, ToC & CCPM training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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