Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Through The Technique of Single Minute Exchange Oo Die (SMED) to Reduce Change Over Time.
Mulla M. L.1,Bhatwadekar S.G2, Pandit S.V3
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Lean production is an integrated management system that emphasizes to a great extent the elimination of waste and the continuous improvement of operations for the optimization of the benefits derived from its immediate use of scarce resources. It is a complete system that welds the activities of everyone from top management to line workers, to suppliers that can respond almost instantly to marketing demand from consumers. The background of Lean thinking is based in the history of Japanese manufacturing techniques which have now been applied world-wide within many types of industries such as Manufacturing, Construction, Design, Supply Chain, Service industries. This paper revels why changeover time reduction is important in manufacturing industries and the various tool and techniques available within Lean manufacturing mainly SMED for changeover time reduction and its application in Pump Manufacturing industry. This paper also describes principles; benefits and the procedure of application of SMED.