Quick Changeover for Operators

The SMED System

Author: Productivity Press. Development Team,Shigeo Shingo

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563271250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 77

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Changeover is the process of setting up a production line for a different process or product. Many plants take hours or even days to do a changeover - a major barrier to manufacturing flexibility. Quick Changeover for Operators, based on Shigeo Shingo's SMED system, teaches frontline employees the techniques and approaches that turn hours of changeover time into minutes, even seconds! Now the learning format in the Shopfloor Series makes these powerful techniques accessible to the whole workforce. SMED is short for "Single-Minute Exchange of Die." The "single" here means a single-digit number of minutes - less than ten. The SMED approach is simple and universal. It works in companies all over the world. Although it was first used in (and named for) manufacturing with dies, the basic principles of SMED have been used to reduce setup and turnaround time in all types of manufacturing, assembly, and even service industries, from process and packaging plants to airlines.

Kaizen for Quick Changeover

Going Beyond SMED

Author: Keisuke Arai,Kenichi Sekine

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781563273414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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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.

Quick Changeover Simplified

The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED

Author: Fletcher Birmingham,Jim Jelinek

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781563273490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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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.

Oee for Operators

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781138438682

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a crucial measure in TPM that reports on how well equipment is running. It factors three elements ---the time the machine is actually running, the quantity of products the machine is turning out, and the quantity of good output - into a single combined score. Directly addressing those who are best positioned to track and improve the effectiveness of equipment, OEE for Operatorsdefines basic concepts and then provides a systematic explanation of how OEE should be applied to maximize a piece of equipment's productivity and recognize when its efficiency is being compromised. Features

Achieving Lean Changeover

Putting SMED to Work

Author: John R. Henry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466589213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

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Defined as the total process of converting a line or process from one product to another, changeover will not only help your organization improve quality and flexibility, but it will save thousands and sometimes even tens of thousands of dollars per hour. Achieving Lean Changeover: Putting SMED to Work is about the practical implementation of the single minute exchange of die (SMED) philosophy developed by Shigeo Shingo at Toyota. Although the book is principally about changeover of manufacturing, packaging, and assembly processes, the general concepts and examples are also applicable in lighter industries that require turnover of processes—including airlines, hospitals, operating rooms, and food service. Filled with practical examples, the book shares proven methods that can help you convert changeover downtime to productive uptime. It explains why reducing changeover time is important financially and provides a structured methodology to help you identify and implement improvement opportunities. The author addresses both the machinery issues with changeover/ SMED and the associated operational issues such as costs, waiting times, material movement, documentation, and product/component design. He also devotes a chapter to discussing, in detail, how to calculate the cost of changeover downtime, an area that remains a mystery to many. Taking a holistic approach to changeover, the text includes a chapter devoted to organizing changeover improvements, keeping them on track, and developing and implementing a formal changeover reduction program. Presenting time-tested methods and practical examples from a variety of industries, it offers you the opportunity to reduce changeover time and cost and provide your organization with the flexibility needed to better satisfy your customers in three important dimensions: product variety, responsiveness, and price.

New Manufacturing Challenge

Techniques for Continuous Improvement

Author: Kiyoshi Suzaki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029320402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Identifies the most prominent forms of waste in factories, suggests how to combine and simplify operations, and provides practical examples

Focused Equipment Improvement for TPM Teams

Author: JapanInstituteofPlantMaintenance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351447734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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As distinguished from autonomous maintenance, where the main goal is to restore basic conditions of cleanliness, lubrication, and proper fastening to prevent accelerated deterioration, FEI looks at specific losses or design weaknesses that everyone previously thought they just had to live with. Once your TPM operator teams are progressing with their daily autonomous maintenance activities, you will want to take the next advanced step in TPM training with this book. Key Features: a simple and powerful introduction to P-M Analysis hints for unraveling breakdown analysis numerous ideas for simplifying and shortening setups ideas for eliminating minor stoppages and speed losses basic concepts of building quality into processing real-life examples from a leading Japanese tool company Educate and empower all your workers to support your TPM improvement activities with

A Revolution in Manufacturing

The SMED System

Author: Shigeo Shingo

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9780915299034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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"Dr. Shingo, inventor of the Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) system for Toyota, shows you how to reduce your changeovers by an average of 98 percent! By applying Shingo's techniques, you'll see rapid improvements (lead time reduced from weeks to days, lower inventory and warehousing costs) that will improve quality, productivity, and profits." - product description.

Cellular Manufacturing

One-Piece Flow for Workteams

Author: ProductivityDevelopmentTeam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351462016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Workteams introduces production teams to basic cellular manufacturing and teamwork concepts and orients them for participating in the design of a new production cell. Use this book to get everyone on board to reduce lead time, work-in-process inventory, and other profit-draining wastes. Each chapter includes an overview and a summary to reinforce concepts, as well as reflection questions, which can be used to encourage group discussions. This volume is part of Productivity Press’ Shopfloor Series, which offers a simple, cost-effective approach for building basic knowledge about key manufacturing improvement topics

Quick Changeover for Operators

The Smed System

Author: Productivity Press,Shigeo Shingo,Productivity Development Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563271267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 85

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SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) or quick changeover technique is the single most powerful tool for JIT production. Changeover is the process of setting up a production line for a different process or product. Many plants take hours or even days to do a changeover-a major barrier to manufacturing flexibility. This learning package, based on Shigeo Shingo's SMED System, begins the education process of teaching frontline employees the techniques and approaches that turn hours of changeover time into minutes, even seconds!

Learning to See

Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate Muda

Author: Mike Rother,John Shook

Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 0966784308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

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Value-stream maps are the blueprints for lean transformations and Learning to See is an easy-to-read, step-by-step instruction manual that teaches this valuable tool to anyone, regardless of his or her background.This groundbreaking workbook, which has introduced the value-stream mapping tool to thousands of people around the world, breaks down the important concepts of value-stream mapping into an easily grasped format. The workbook, a Shingo Research Prize recipient in 1999, is filled with actual maps, as well as engaging diagrams and illustrations.The value-stream map is a paper-and-pencil representation of every process in the material and information flow, along with key data. It differs significantly from tools such as process mapping or layout diagrams because it includes information flow as well as material flow. Value-stream mapping is an overarching tool that gives managers and executives a picture of the entire production process, both value and non value-creating activities. Rather than taking a haphazard approach to lean implementation, value-stream mapping establishes a direction for the company.To encourage you to become actively involved in the learning process, Learning to See contains a case study based on a fictional company, Acme Stamping. You begin by mapping the current state of the value stream, looking for all the sources of waste. After identifying the waste, you draw a map of a leaner future state and a value-stream plan to guide implementation and review progress regularly.Written by two experts with practical experience, Mike Rother and John Shook, the workbook makes complicated concepts simple. It teaches you the reasons for introducing a mapping program and how it fits into a lean conversion.With this easy-to-use product, a company gets the tool it needs to understand and use value-stream mapping so it can eliminate waste in production processes. Start your lean transformation or accelerate your existing effort with value-stream mapping. [Source : 4e de couv.].

Just-In-Time for Operators

Author: Productivity Press Development Team,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138438705

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Page: N.A

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Are you ready to implement a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing program but need some help orienting employees to the power of JIT? Here is a concise and practical guide to introduce equipment operators, assembly workers, and other frontline employees to the basic concepts, techniques, and benefits of JIT practices. Like all Shop Floor Series books, Just-in-Time for Operators presents concepts and tools in simple and accessible language. The book includes ample illustrations and examples to explain basic JIT concepts and some of the changes people may encounter in a JIT implementation.Key definitionsElimination of process wasteLeveled production, kanban, and standard workU-shaped cells and autonomationJIT support techniquesThe JIT approach is simple and universal -- it works in companies all over the world. Educating employees ensures their full participation and allows them to share their experiences and ideas more effectively.

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend,James P. Kohn

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887246

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

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The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.

Mistake-Proofing for Operators

The ZQC System

Author: Productivity Press Development Team,Productivity Press

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563271274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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The Zero Quality Control System (ZQC) is a mistake-proofing approach that prevents defects by monitoring processing conditions at the source and correcting errors that cause defects. Since it is human nature to make mistakes, ZQC does not blame people for errors, but instead finds ways to keep errors from becoming defects. In this breakthrough approach, mistake-proofing devices called poka-yoke are used to check and give feedback about each product or operation in the process, not just a sample. This book introduces operators and assembly workers to the basic methodology of ZQC in an easy-to-read format that covers all aspects of this important manufacturing improvement strategy. Mistake-Proofing for Operators includes the instructional features that are the signature of the Shopfloor Series. In this series Productivity Press has taken the lead in adult education by teaming with instructional designers to develop complete programs for frontline learning. The goal: to place powerful and proven improvement tools such as ZQC and mistake-proofing in the hands of your company's entire workforce. Winner of the 1990 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Mistake-Proofing for Operators is based on Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System by Shigeo Shingo

Total Productive Maintenance

Proven Strategies and Techniques to Keep Equipment Running at Maximum Efficiency

Author: Steve Borris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071589260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Reduce or eliminate costly downtime Short on teory and long on practice, this book provides examples and case studies, designed to provide maintenance engineers and supervisors with a framework for operational strategies and day-to-day management and training techniques that will keep their equipment running at top efficiency.

Autonomous Maintenance in Seven Steps

Implementing TPM on the Shop Floor

Author: Fumio Gotoh,Masaji Tajiri

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781563272196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Autonomous maintenance is an especially important pillar of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) because it enlists the intelligence and skills of the people who are most familiar with factory machines-- equipment operators. Operators learn the maintenance skills they need to know through a seven-step autonomous maintenance program. Most companies in the West stop after implementing the first few steps and never realize the full benefits of autonomous maintenance. This book contains comprehensive coverage of all seven steps--not just the first three or four. It includes: An overview of autonomous maintenance features and checklists for step audits to certify team achievement at each AM step. TPM basics such as the six big losses, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), causes of losses, and six major TPM activities. An implementation plan for TPM and five countermeasures for achieving zero breakdowns. Useful guidelines and case studies in applying AM to manual work such as assembly, inspection, and material handling. Integrates examples from Toyota, Asai Glass, Bridgestone, Hitachi, and other top companies. By treating machines as partners and taking responsibility for them, you get machines that you can rely on and help maintain an energized and responsive workplace. For companies that are serious about taking autonomous maintenance beyond mere cleaning programs, this is an essential sourcebook and implementation support.

Kaizen for the Shop Floor

A Zero-Waste Environment with Process Automation

Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781138438590

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The philosophy of kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, needs to adopted by any organization seeking to implement lean improvements that go beyond cost cutting. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen for the Shopfloor takes readers through the critical steps for conducting a very effective kaizen event: one that is well planned, well implemented, and well documented. As the newest addition to the Shingo Prize Winning Shopfloor Series, Kaizen for the Shopfloordistills the complexities of jumpstarting lean processes into an easily accessible format for those frontline employees who make lean possible. About the Shopfloor Series: Put proven improvement tools in the hands of your entire workforce Progressive shopfloor improvement techniques are imperative for manufacturers who want to stay competitive and to achieve world class excellence. And it's the comprehensive education of all shopfloor workers that ensures full participation and success when implementing new programs. The Shopfloor Series books make practical information accessible to everyone by presenting major concepts and tools in simple, clear language and at a reading level that has been adjusted for operators by skilled instructional designers. One main idea is presented every two to four pages so that the book can be picked up and put down easily. Each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary section. Helpful illustrations are used throughout. Other topics in the Shopfloor Series: Kanban, 5S, Quick Changeover, Mistake-Proofing, Just-in-Time, TPM, Cellular Manufacturing

Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition

A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System

Author: Pascal Dennis

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781563273568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, this plain-language guide to the lean production system delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing. The second edition has been updated with expanded information on the Lean Improvement Process.

"Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing

From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

Author: Christoph Roser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315350912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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The industrial revolution, mechanization, water and steam power, computers, and automation have given an enormous boost to manufacturing productivity. "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing shows how the ability to make products faster, better, and cheaper has evolved from the stone age to modern times. It explains how different developments over time have raised efficiency and allowed the production of more and better products with less effort and materials, and hence faster, better, and cheaper. In addition, it describes the stories of inventors, entrepreneurs, and industrialists and looks at the intersection between technology, society, machines, materials, management, and – most of all – humans. "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing follows this development throughout the ages. This book covers not only the technical aspects (mechanization, power sources, new materials, interchangeable parts, electricity, automation), but organizational innovations (division of labor, Fordism, Talyorism, Lean). Most of all, it is a story of the people that invented, manufactured, and marketed the products. The book shows how different developments over time raised efficiency and allowed production of more with less effort and materials, which brought us a large part of the wealth and prosperity we enjoy today. The stories of real inventors and industrialists are told, which includes not only their successes but also their problems and failures. The effect of good or bad management on manufacturing is a recurring theme in many chapters, as is the fight for intellectual property through thrilling tales of espionage. This is a story of successes and failures. It is not only about technology but also about social aspects. Ultimately, it is not a book about machines but about people!