Quick Changeover & SMED are invaluable tools in the pursuit of flow.
Quick Changeover (QCO) can be achieved by the system Shigeo Shingo developed in the late 1950-ies called Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). Some benefits of QCO are:
- reduced lead times;
- reduced lot sizes;
- on time delivery; and
- reduced inventory
Watch this overview video by the Gemba Academy to find out more about:
- definition of changeover;
- definition of SMED;
- history of SMED; and
- QCO examples.
The video is part of Gemba Academy’s Quick Changeover – The SMED System series.
This post was originally written for The Lean Presentation.