SMED (Single Minutes Exchange of Die or QCO (Quick Change Over)

Learn and improve your career prospect and help your organization to improve efficiency.

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Course Overview

Quick Changeover, often referred to as SMED or Setup Reduction, is a fundamental concept in Lean production. SMED stands for Single Minute Exchange of Die, and is synonymous with Quick Changeover. In Lean terms, time spent in setting up equipment for production does not add value, is considered waste, and waste must be reduced or eliminated. SMED setup reduction methods aim to reduce production changeover to the shortest possible time.


How You Will Benefit:

This workshop is aimed at achieving the following:

  • Reduce defect rates - Quick Changeover reduces adjustment as part of setup and promotes quality on the first piece
  • Reduce Inventory costs
  • Increase Production Flexibility
  • Improve on-time delivery

Course Methodology

  • Presentations
  • Audio- Video
  • Case Studies
  • Desk Top Exercises
  • Games
  • Learning by Doing

Who Should Attend?

Managers, operators, technicians, Die Changer, engineers, and trainers who work in a Lean production environment

Course Content

Day 1

  • Changeover as a process
  • Setup reduction, SMED, and OTED(One Touch Exchange of Die)
  • Changeover time and overall process time
  • SMED and OTED as possible and practical for most industries
  • Steps in the setup reduction improvement process
  • How to streamline internal setup elements
  • How to streamline external setup activities
  • Continuously improving Quick Changeover
  • Eliminate search-and-find for setup reduction
  • Standardize settings to eliminate trial and error
  • The value of using checklists
  • How to implement a new changeover process
  • How Quick Changeover goals are established for each process
  • Monitoring and continuous improvement for setup reductions

What’s Included?

  • Specialized manual and course materials
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes
  • Personalized certificate of completion