Quick Changeover Simplified: The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED

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CRC Press, Feb 3, 2007 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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A Quick Start Guide for Setup and Changeover Reduction for Managers

Quick Changeover Simplified: The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED, by Fletcher Birmingham and Jim Jelinek, is for companies that must implement a quick setup and changeover program, but aren't sure how to start.

The authors walk you through the process of implementing a mini setup reduction program with some quick changeover tools and concepts that won't overwhelm you. When you start seeing the results and you're ready to implement a full-scale program, they'll take you through an eight-step process that's easy to understand.

This compelling book is:

  • A quick start guide that is concise and easy read.
  • Written for those who understand the benefits of SMED but don't know how to start.
  • Designed so that you can read it when you have only a few minutes to spare.
  • Distinctive in that all the examples, including the ROI statistics, are real --companies have successfully used all the strategies and tools discussed.
  • After you've read this book, learned the basics, and have successfully implemented a quick setup and changeover program, you'll see the results in shorter downtime and increased profits for your organization.


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    Getting Started
    Test Drive the Mini Setup and Changeover
    Introducing the Program
    Establishing the Baseline
    Difference Between Internal and External Activities
    Converting Internal to External Operations
    Streamlining Setup Efforts
    Providing Training
    Streamline Efforts
    About the Authors

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    About the author (2007)

    Fletcher is president of Summit Business-Consulting, Inc. of Hudson, Ohio specialists in lean manufacturing, operational excellence and workforce solutions for profitable growth. He is the Director for the Operations and Plant Managers Association and faculty for the University of Phoenix. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Quality.

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