SMED – a case study

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

Many companies struggle with Changeover Time, with OEE and with ongoing cost reduction. Sometimes companies do not see relations between OEE and profit. Inspired by this, Alin Posteuca had a presentation during ”7th International Working Conference – TQM & Advanced and Intelligent Approaches’’ Conference, University of Belgrade, Mechanical Engineering Faculty – Serbia, in June 2013.

The title of the prezentation was: ”Quick Changeover: continuous improvement and production costs reduction for plastic-molding machines” – an OEE analysis.

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is the founder and CEO of Exegens®, a global consulting firm specializing in operational excellence, cost improvement and business performance improvement. He helps his customers create and implement profitable strategies and cost improvement programs that ensure a unit cost improvement of at least 6% per year for each of the next 5 years by maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

He is the author of the Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) concept published in three books at Productivity Press - Routledge/CRC. The latest, Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Profitability Scenarios, centers on his core belief that annual and multiannual target profit can be achieved regardless of the evolution of sales volumes, increasing or decreasing.