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Quick Changeover Simplified
The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED



ISBN 9781563273490
Published February 3, 2007 by Productivity Press
128 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

    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

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    Reviews

    "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