Set-Up Reduction

In this interactive, one-day workshop, participants will learn a systematic, low-cost, shop-floor proven method to improve setups dramatically. This seminar will teach the benefits of setup reduction and instruct how to implement a setup reduction project, from selecting the focus to applying the methodology and measuring the results. Attendees will learn how to apply specific tools and techniques through real-world examples, and videos and exercises will be used to reinforce the training.

The approach is simple and universal. It is based on the concept of Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), the single most important foundation for Just-In-Time production. This methodology has reduced setup and turnaround time in all types of manufacturing, assembly, and even service industries. Participants are encouraged to bring videotapes of their own setups for use as problem solving exercises.