Quick Changeover Simplified: The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Quick Changeover Simplified

The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED, 1st Edition

By Fletcher Birmingham, James Jelinek

Productivity Press

128 pages

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Paperback: 9781563273490
pub: 2007-02-03

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A Quick Start Guide for Setup and Changeover Reduction for Managers

Quick Changeover Simplified: The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED, by Fletcher Birmingham and Jim Jelinek, is for companies that must implement a quick setup and changeover program, but aren't sure how to start.

The authors walk you through the process of implementing a mini setup reduction program with some quick changeover tools and concepts that won't overwhelm you. When you start seeing the results and you're ready to implement a full-scale program, they'll take you through an eight-step process that's easy to understand.

This compelling book is:

  • A quick start guide that is concise and easy read.
  • Written for those who understand the benefits of SMED but don't know how to start.
  • Designed so that you can read it when you have only a few minutes to spare.
  • Distinctive in that all the examples, including the ROI statistics, are real --companies have successfully used all the strategies and tools discussed.
  • After you've read this book, learned the basics, and have successfully implemented a quick setup and changeover program, you'll see the results in shorter downtime and increased profits for your organization.


    "This book is very insightful and informative for those who want to stay ahead of their competition. It is very easy to read, concise, and straight to the point - making excellence seem easy and seamless."

    --Sasicha Wongchai, PhD, College of Graduate Business, University of Phoenix 12/12/06

    "The SMED program has helped us realize greater manufacturing flexibility in the Molding area and all the associated benefits: lower inventory, shorter lead times and responsiveness to our internal and external customers."

    --Linas Biliunas, Director, Manufacturing Operations, Kinetico Inc. 12/12/06

    Table of Contents

    List of Figures

    Getting Started (Preface)

    Chapter 1: Committing to Quick Changeover

    Chapter 2: Selecting the Project and the Group

    Chapter 3: Preparing the Group

    Chapter 4: Establishing the Baseline

    Chapter 5: Separating Internal from External Operations

    Chapter 6: Converting Internal to External

    Chapter 7: Streamlining Setup Efforts

    Chapter 8: Standardizing Improvements

    Chapter 9: Celebrate Successes

    Chapter 10: Every Second Counts

    Final Thoughts

    Subject Categories

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