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
-Standardization of tools and tasks
-Use of technology and engineering
-Use of automation and feedback systems
-Efficient use of operator skills