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.