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Definition

Process of quick die changes (nine minutes or less) developed by Shigeo Shingo and Toyota. The process is based heavily on completing setup operations in advance (external setup) of the actual changeover that takes place when the machine is down (internal setup).

See Also

Quick Changeover

External Links

Quick Changeover / SMED: An Overview by EMS Consulting Group, December 2003. - http://www.emsstrategies.com/dm123103article1.html MoreSteam Toolbox - Quick Changeover (SMED) - http://www.moresteam.com/lean/quick-changeover.cfm