Kaizen for Quick Changeover: Going Beyond SMED, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Kaizen for Quick Changeover

Going Beyond SMED, 1st Edition

By Keisuke Arai, Kenichi Sekine

Productivity Press

320 pages

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Paperback: 9781563273414
pub: 2006-02-28
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Changeovers in 3 minutes or less!

Picking up where Dr. Shingo's Single Minute Exchange of Die left off, this book streamlines the process even further to reduce changeover time, while simultaneously cutting staffing requirements in half. To instruct on how to achieve quick changeover in virtually any type of production environment, the book includes—

  • A succinct eight-step process for setup improvement
  • Nine basic principles for eliminating changeover waste
  • The book begins by outlining the tactical principles for improving the three phases of the changeover procedure. Next it demonstrates how to improve changeover on a processing line. All of the ideas presented are based on kaizen improvements, which require very little, if any, expenditure. Process razing and the implementation of one-piece flow are also examined as means to eliminate wasteful transportation and searching.


    "A goldmine of great ideas for improving changeovers. The authors explain the ideas they have helped improvement teams implement at a variety of factories. Their ideas are generously displayed with more than 200 figures, photos, and tables."

    Robert K. Hall, Manager Time-Based Strategy, American National Can Co.,June 2004

    "Close to the ground, real-life examples of continuous improvement techniques that relate to virtually any type of production environment."

    John Gugliotta, V.P. Operations, Lifeline Systems, Inc., June 2004

    Table of Contents

    Part I Basics

    1. Steps in Changeover Improvement

    2. Steps Toward Zero Changeover

    3. A Formula for Achieving Zero Changeover

    Part II Processing Line Changeover Improvement Approaches

    4. Changeover on Processing Lines

    5. Making Inexpensive Improvements to Reduce Staffing Needs

    6. Steps for Improving New Processing Lines

    Part II Improvement Case Studies

    7. Zero Changeover in Press Line Processing

    8. Single Changeover in the Steel Forging Industry

    9. Zero Changeover for Transfer Machines

    10. Changeover Improvement Steps for the Process Industry

    11. Zero Changeover for PCB Auto-Testers

    12. Zero Changeover for a Sheet Metal Factory

    13. Zero Changeover for Plastic-Molding Machines

    14. Zero Changeover for Die-Cast Machines

    15. Zero Changeover for Assembly Lines

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control