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Event: Quick Changeover / Set-Up Reduction


This series has been canceled. For more information, please contact Emily Lee at elee@imec.org or 309-677-4633. Thank you.

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 series start will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

Sponsor: Prairie State College, IMEC

Presenter: IMEC Technical Specialist

City: Chicago Heights

Location: Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Date: 09/28/2017

Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Status: Confirmed

Cost: $299

Audience: Manufacturers

Contact Name: Ray Woodworth

Contact Phone: 708-557-0523

Contact Email: rwoodworth@imec.org