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Achieving lean changeover; putting SMED to work.


Achieving lean changeover; putting SMED to work.

Henry, John R.

Productivity Press


189 pages



Influenced by Shingo's A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System (1985), developed at Toyota, a veteran of the manufacturing industry developed his own approach to reducing product changeover time and costs. In ESEE (Eliminate, Simplify, Externalize, Execute), Henry applies SMED (single-minute exchange of dies) principles to such "lighter" industries as airlines, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, household goods, and foods. Includes chapters on calculating changeover downtime costs and implementing a changeover reduction program, a generic form template for writing standard operating procedures for equipment, and illustrations.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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