SMED Training

Course Overview:

Set-up Reduction. Known also as Quick Changeover, is a systematic approach that enables organizations to build on the principles of the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) system. It dramatically reduces changeover time.

S.M.E.D. is a powerful tool. It reduces downtime due to setups and changeovers. The name suggests the method by which equipment can be changed, from one product to the next, in the most effective way possible. It also ensures the shortest possible time.

SMED programs effectively identify, and separate the changeover process, into key operations. External Setup comprises operations, which can be done while the machine is running before the changeover process begins. Internal Setup takes place when the equipment is stopped.

Who Can Enroll:

Manufacturers supporting customer demands.

Professionals who wish to learn SMED and its tools.

Candidates who wish to implement real time projects.

Course Features:

Practical training to en-force theoretical concepts.

Limited registrations. Effective presentations.

Course cost cover training sessions, comprehensive notes set.

Course could be customized for organization requirements.

Learning Outcome:

Method for ‘learning to how to see’ waste within the machine areas and set-up operations.

Highlighting non-value adding waste through mapping out the set-up/change over process.

Assisting you to differentiate between internal & external set-up time.

Providing you with a variety of ideas and techniques to convert internal to external set-up time.

Displaying you how to implement Set-Up Kaizens – providing you with the skills to develop a sustainable SMED programmed in your business.

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Course Outline

SMED – Introduction & Definitions

8 Wastes – A review of waste in your business

The benefits of Introducing SMED


SMED – The Three Stages

               Stage One

Data Collection – Observation & Recording

Using Video to record Set-Ups

Separation of Internal and External Set-Up time

                Stage Two

✔  Conversion of Internal to External Set-Up Time

Function Checks & Transportation

Next operation preparations


Function Standardization

Direct Line Feed (DLF)

Standard Work

Cell Manufacturing

         Stage Three

Kaizen activities to refine the process

Parallel Operations

Functional Clamps

Eliminating Adjustments

Practical Case Study -utilising actual video footage

SMED Leadership

Getting Buy-in from your team

Course Summary & Review