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QCO & SMED Overview by Gemba Academy

Quick Changeover (QCO) is an invaluable tool in the pursuit of flow. QCO can be achieved by the system Shigeo Shingo developed in the late 1950-ies called Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED).

Bruno Pešec
Bruno Pešec
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QCO & SMED Overview by Gemba Academy

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.

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