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School of Lean

Quick Changeover - The SMED System

Quick Changeover, or SMED, is a Lean man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nique that aims to help orga­ni­za­tions reduce waste in their man­u­fac­tur­ing process and save time and mon­ey by stream­lin­ing tasks and improv­ing process­es.

These SMED train­ing mod­ules will teach you how Quick Changeover can be used to stream­line inter­nal work­flows and adapt SMED to improve process­es in any indus­try, such as reduc­ing machine changeover time in a man­u­fac­tur­ing setting.

What You’ll Learn in this SMED System/​Quick Changeover Training Course

In these SMED train­ing videos, Lean expert Ron Pereira intro­duces the con­cept of Quick Changeover and the eight steps that make up this process. He explains the many ben­e­fits of this Lean pro­duc­tion tool and how to imple­ment this method­ol­o­gy, whether you’re in man­u­fac­tur­ing or not. 

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll learn in these SMED train­ing courses:

  • We’ll pro­vide an intro­duc­tion to the con­cept of Quick Changeover, then walk you through each of the eight steps in this process.
  • You’ll learn how Ram Tech­nolo­gies imple­ment­ed quick changeover and improved their process by 66% — and you’ll get to see the dif­fer­ence between the changeover process before and after mak­ing improvements.
  • You’ll learn how to use quick changeover and the SMED sys­tem in non-man­u­fac­tur­ing set­tings, includ­ing con­struc­tion sites, hos­pi­tals, finan­cial ser­vices firms, soft­ware devel­op­ment com­pa­nies, and even restaurants.

Addi­tion­al­ly, you’ll hear from Mike Wrob­lews­ki, who talks about learn­ing the SMED sys­tem from its cre­ator, Shi­geo Shin­go, and the lessons learned from that experience.

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Benefits of Gemba Academy Quick Changeover/​SMED Training Courses

Upon com­plet­ing this course series, par­tic­i­pants will walk away with a deep under­stand­ing of the SMED sys­tem and how its eight-step imple­men­ta­tion process can save time, mon­ey, and improve on-time delivery.

Addi­tion­al­ly, all Gem­ba Acad­e­my sub­scribers will receive the fol­low­ing benefits:

  • On-demand learn­ing.

    All Gem­ba Acad­e­my sub­scribers gain access to our entire Lean and Six Sig­ma con­tent library, which boasts 1,500+ on-demand train­ing videos.

  • Lessons you can use.

    Gem­ba Academy’s online train­ing videos are designed and led by Lean and Six Sig­ma prac­ti­tion­ers who use their real-world expe­ri­ence to inform each lesson.

  • Lean learn­ing for con­tin­u­ous improvement.

    Gem­ba Academy’s Lean train­ing cours­es are designed to max­i­mize learn­ing reten­tion and won’t waste your time. Each les­son is between 5 – 15 minute videos and offers prac­ti­cal insights in a con­ver­sa­tion­al tone.