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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: Busey Bank, IMEC

Presenter: IMEC Technical Specialists

City: Champaign

Location: Busey Bank, 909 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign, IL 61821

Date: 07/11/2017

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