Welcome to lesson seven in the Level 3 – Lean Expert Training Course.
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Lesson 307 – Step 5 Reduce Changeover Times
In the Level 2 – Lean Practitioner training course you learned how Step 5 – Reduce Changeover Times is focused on the identification and elimination of process downtime. You learned that the number one cause of process downtime are changeovers or set-ups that force the operation to stop and start up again. You also learned that one minute of downtime is equal one minute of lost production time!
In the Level 3 – Lean Expert training course, you will learn about the detailed application and integration of Step 5 – Reduce Changeover Times as part of a continuous process improvement methodology.
Transformation requires a plan and an infrastructure that is focused on waste reduction to improve value for the customer. It also requires a strong management team that is willing to support the process because the right kind of change does not happen by chance!
In Step 4 – Improve Process Flow, you recognized process constraints that impeded the flow. In this next step, you will learn how to identify the elements of downtime and help reduce the impact of one of the major constraints to speed up the process flow.
Lesson 307 – Additional Learning Resources
Throughout the Lean Expert course we try to share relevant information that gives a practical example of the application of the lean tools and techniques presented in the training materials.
Video 1: In this video, Phil Koeher, Manufacturing Productivity Business Development Manager, Iconics Inc. discusses OEE to achieve operational efficiency (25:50) – Click here to view video
Video 2: In this video clip from Setpoint Systems, you can see some practical examples of lean principles, especially Quick Changeovers (3:01) – Click here to view video
Video 3: In this video clip from Automated Learning there are some great examples of changeover improvements, many of which we take for granted (3:29) – Click here to view video
Video 4: In this video clip from Lean Games you can see an example of a changeover simulation used to teach employees about SMED or changeover improvements (2:40) – Click here to view video
Video 5: In this video clip from Premitec, you can see a practical example of a quick die change using air operated lifters (0:36) – Click here to view video
Video 6: In this video clip, you can see a practical example of a Forwell’s QDCS Quick Die Change System (5:34) – Click here to view video
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