SMED(Single Minute Exchange of Die) is the reduction of machine set-up time through the use of engineering, technology, simplicity, and standardization.

Quicker changeover times in a production plant or on production equipment can sometimes be easier to achieve in some industries than others.

Some techniques or tools which may be used to implement SMED include:

-Process analysis and mapping

-Shadow Board

-Standardization of tools and tasks

-Use of technology and engineering

-Use of automation and feedback systems

-Efficient use of operator skills


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