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SMED Quick Changeover Presentation


Price: $74.99


SMED Quick Changeover Presentation is designed to help you learn how to reduce the setup times by implementing a quick changeover of the activities that create and support your product or service.

This presentation is supported by the SMED Quick Changeover Simulation and the Setup Standard Work Combination Sheet (coming soon). We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.

This concept was first introduced by Shigeo Shingo, a consultant to Toyota during the 1950s. More than half a century later, Shingo’s brainchild is still used as part of Lean Manufacturing principles. Briefly, SMED or Quick Changeover represents the absolute minimum amount of overall time needed to change over from one activity to another.

Overall Time is the elapsed time between the last good part on one run to the first good part on the next run.

SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), or Quick Changeover, shortens production time by focusing on decreasing the amount of time that a tool or machine requires in order to change its components. These delays occur, for example, when the same machine is used for two different products.

The term “single minute” should not be taken literally. It denotes not a single minute for the actual changeover, but a “single digit” number of minutes. In general, SMED promotes the changeover rate of less than ten minutes.

The SMED Quick Changeover Presentation designed by ELSE Inc. is highly interactive and enables participants to experience firsthand the difference in output when Quick Changeover is implemented within your workflow. This presentation illustrates how product lead time is reduced and inventory is lessened, thereby reducing costs while improving efficiency.

The SMED Presentation can can be applied to a wide array of departments within the company, especially when used in conjunction with the SMED Simulation. Production associates who are involved with manufacturing processes will be able to see the value of SMED in their operations.

Objectives of the SMED Quick Changeover Presentation

The objectives of this training material are:

  • Introduce the SMED – Single Minute Exchange of Die – concepts
  • Differentiate between Internal & External elements
  • Define the steps to perform an SMED workshop
  • Learn how to implement SMED


  • SMED Quick Changeover Basics
    • Definition
    • Benefits
    • How to Identify Opportunities
    • Types
  • SMED Implementation – The 6-Step Methodology
    • Documentation of the Present State
    • Separation of Internal and External
    • Classification
    • Modification
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Examples
  • Conclusions

Based on the above, you can clearly see the benefits of this training material, using SMED or Quick Changeover. It offers not only the theoretical components of the training, but also the step-by-step instructions that constitute the roadmap of implementing SMED.

Moreover, it offers the chance of discussing case studies and many concrete examples.

Resources Include

  • SMED Quick Changeover Presentation (slides)
  • Trainer Manual (footnotes that explain each slide)
  • Trainee Manual (presentation slides and space for notes)

The presentation comes as a downloadable zip file, available upon payment. Includes uneditable PDF and PowerPoint (2007-10) versions of presentation and supporting PDF files.

Price: $74.99
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