On-site Training (1 day) + Workshop (2 days)

Through this training SMED (“Single Minute Exchange of Die”), EXEGENS® helps you to improve your practice techniques to reduce time to change the manufacturing for processes or products. The word “single” refers to a single digit for the  change time (minutes), that is under ten. In many industrial companies, due to requirements coming from the market, chere are spent many hours to change dies, tools, devices, etc. This time is the main barrier which lies in the flexibility desired by the customer, which leads primarily to the creation of the ongoing stocks, having a contribution to the birth of  the “narrow places” with an impact on the homogenity of the processes, to the non-optimal usage of the capacity of the machines, to the temporary inactivity of the employees etc. Change is the process which includes all necessary operations from the stop of the  production for a type A product to getting the first type B good quality product.

Using the SMED technique, the time teduces for the long switches in the production lines or even in the production cells. Thus, it comes to switches that previously were taking hours for changings that by SMED technique are consuming only a few minutes or even seconds. The SMED technique was originally designed for business industry by Mr. Shigeo Shingo.

These days, like all Lean techniques, SMED can be applied to all business processes to ensure changes,  quick adaptations to the market requirements. Currently, worlwide, many companies use the SMED technique to be able to offer clients a level of high quality products with good price and fast delivery.

SMED advantages:

  • Support the lots of small volumes required by customers;
  • Reducing defects;
  • Ensure the continuous flow;
  • Reduce delivery time;
  • Reduce costs and cost of storage in particular;
  • Increase the quality;
  • Increase the productivity;
  • Increase the competitiveness;
  • Increase the profitability;
  • Increase the customer satisfaction.

Summary of the training session:

  1. The necessity of SMED
  2. Terms and concepts
  3. Basic steps in organizing the change
  4. SMED – Stage I: Changing die in a minute (practical examples)
  5. SMED – Stage II: Changing die in a minute (practical examples)
  6. SMED – Stage III: Changing die in a minute (practical examples)
  7. Analysis of the results of the SMED technique
  8. The implementation plan and the losses analysis
  9. Seven SMED golden rules
  10. Improvement Project Pamnel of the changing process – KAIZEN.

Who should attend: production managers, industrial engineers, process engineers.

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