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Event: Quick Changeover / Set-Up Reduction

Description: This workshop and hands-on simulation teaches the fundamental principles of Quick Changeover, or Setup Reduction. Also known as SMED, it eliminates or reduces non-value added activities in the setup and teardown processes of manufacturing, allowing companies to quickly and efficiently change from one product to another - a critical component of lean manufacturing and a common need across industries.

Participants will learn the standard methodology for applying SMED to any type of set-up or industry. The techniques covered demonstrate how to reduce changeover time from hours to minutes and even seconds. Participants will learn to:

    • Understand how quick changeover/setup reduction supports lean manufacturing
    • Learn key concepts and principles related to quick changeover/setup reduction
    • Develop skills to apply SMED using a disciplined, visual process of documentation and improvement
    • Experience a team approach to quick changeover/setup reduction
    • Recognize how quick changeover/setup reduction can be applied to support functions throughout the value chain

Cancellations made within 7 days of event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

Sponsor: IMEC, Western Illinois University

Presenter: IMEC Technical Specialist

City: Moline

Location: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities Campus, Riverfront Hall-Room 118, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

Date: 05/19/2017

Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Status: Confirmed

Cost: $299

Audience: Manufacturers

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 309-677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org