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Quick Changeover for Printers
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Quick Changeover for Printers
Book 5 of the Operational Excellence Workbook series

Kenneth E. Rizzo

Changeover is the process of changing and setting up processes and equipment from producing one job to producing the next job. Changeover can also be called makeready or setup. Today, the need to perform fast changeover is critical for printers to survive.

The most successful Quick Changeover method is known as Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), developed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo. Book 5 of the Operational Excellence series details the four phases of SMED, which are to (1) identify changeover process steps, (2) separate internal steps to external, (3) convert internal steps to external, and (4) streamline and eliminate adjustments. The goal for the printer is to increase capacity, improve response to customer demands, reduce costs, and improve quality and productivity.

This book provides detailed steps and guidelines, along with multiple worksheets and forms for analyzing and measuring your processes.

Sections include:

  • Four Phases of SMED
  • Quick Changeover Steps and Worksheets
  • Quality at the Source
  • Best Practices--Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Kaizen Blitz Event Steps and Worksheets

Specs: 58 pp., 8.5x11-in. spiral bound, ISBN 9780883627150, copyright 2012.