Quick Changeover for Operators

Author: Productivity Press. Development Team
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1563271257
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Changeover is the process of setting up a production line for a different process or product. Many plants take hours or even days to do a changeover - a major barrier to manufacturing flexibility. Quick Changeover for Operators, based on Shigeo Shingo's SMED system, teaches frontline employees the techniques and approaches that turn hours of changeover time into minutes, even seconds! Now the learning format in the Shopfloor Series makes these powerful techniques accessible to the whole workforce. SMED is short for "Single-Minute Exchange of Die." The "single" here means a single-digit number of minutes - less than ten. The SMED approach is simple and universal. It works in companies all over the world. Although it was first used in (and named for) manufacturing with dies, the basic principles of SMED have been used to reduce setup and turnaround time in all types of manufacturing, assembly, and even service industries, from process and packaging plants to airlines.

Kaizen for Quick Changeover

Author: Keisuke Arai
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 1563273411
Release Date: 2006-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Changeovers in 3 minutes or less! Picking up where Dr. Shingo's Single Minute Exchange of Die left off, this book streamlines the process even further to reduce changeover time, while simultaneously cutting staffing requirements in half. To instruct on how to achieve quick changeover in virtually any type of production environment, the book includes— A succinct eight-step process for setup improvement Nine basic principles for eliminating changeover waste The book begins by outlining the tactical principles for improving the three phases of the changeover procedure. Next it demonstrates how to improve changeover on a processing line. All of the ideas presented are based on kaizen improvements, which require very little, if any, expenditure. Process razing and the implementation of one-piece flow are also examined as means to eliminate wasteful transportation and searching.

Quick Changeover Simplified

Author: Fletcher Birmingham
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 1563273497
Release Date: 2007-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics

A Quick Start Guide for Setup and Changeover Reduction for Managers Quick Changeover Simplified: The Manager's Guide to Improving Profits with SMED, by Fletcher Birmingham and Jim Jelinek, is for companies that must implement a quick setup and changeover program, but aren't sure how to start. The authors walk you through the process of implementing a mini setup reduction program with some quick changeover tools and concepts that won't overwhelm you. When you start seeing the results and you're ready to implement a full-scale program, they'll take you through an eight-step process that's easy to understand. This compelling book is: A quick start guide that is concise and easy read. Written for those who understand the benefits of SMED but don't know how to start. Designed so that you can read it when you have only a few minutes to spare. Distinctive in that all the examples, including the ROI statistics, are real --companies have successfully used all the strategies and tools discussed. After you've read this book, learned the basics, and have successfully implemented a quick setup and changeover program, you'll see the results in shorter downtime and increased profits for your organization.

OEE for Operators

Author: Productivity Press Development Team
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1563272210
Release Date: 1999-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Addressing those who track and improve the effectiveness of equipment, this text defines basic concepts and then provides a systematic explanation of how OEE should be applied to maximize a piece of equipment's productivity and recognize when its efficiency is being compromised.

New Manufacturing Challenge

Author: Kiyoshi Suzaki
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780029320402
Release Date: 1987-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Identifies the most prominent forms of waste in factories, suggests how to combine and simplify operations, and provides practical examples

Cellular Manufacturing

Author: ProductivityDevelopmentTeam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351462013
Release Date: 2018-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Workteams introduces production teams to basic cellular manufacturing and teamwork concepts and orients them for participating in the design of a new production cell. Use this book to get everyone on board to reduce lead time, work-in-process inventory, and other profit-draining wastes. Each chapter includes an overview and a summary to reinforce concepts, as well as reflection questions, which can be used to encourage group discussions. This volume is part of Productivity Press’ Shopfloor Series, which offers a simple, cost-effective approach for building basic knowledge about key manufacturing improvement topics

A Revolution in Manufacturing

Author: Shigeo Shingo
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 0915299038
Release Date: 1985-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Dr. Shingo, inventor of the Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) system for Toyota, shows you how to reduce your changeovers by an average of 98 percent! By applying Shingo's techniques, you'll see rapid improvements (lead time reduced from weeks to days, lower inventory and warehousing costs) that will improve quality, productivity, and profits." - product description.

Just In Time for Operators

Author: Productivity Press Development Team,
Publisher:
ISBN: 1138438707
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre:

Are you ready to implement a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing program but need some help orienting employees to the power of JIT? Here is a concise and practical guide to introduce equipment operators, assembly workers, and other frontline employees to the basic concepts, techniques, and benefits of JIT practices. Like all Shop Floor Series books, Just-in-Time for Operators presents concepts and tools in simple and accessible language. The book includes ample illustrations and examples to explain basic JIT concepts and some of the changes people may encounter in a JIT implementation.Key definitionsElimination of process wasteLeveled production, kanban, and standard workU-shaped cells and autonomationJIT support techniquesThe JIT approach is simple and universal -- it works in companies all over the world. Educating employees ensures their full participation and allows them to share their experiences and ideas more effectively.

Lean Production Simplified Third Edition

Author: Pascal Dennis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498708883
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Following in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean management. The author helps readers grasp the system as a whole, as well as the factors that animate it, by organizing the book around an image of a house of Lean production. Illustrating the eight kinds of waste, this updated edition of a bestseller: Describes the craft and mass production systems that preceded Lean production—including the contributions of Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henry Ford Explains the concepts of visual management, Five S, and Total Productive Maintenance Addresses just-in-time delivery of parts and products Examines the jidoka principle Covers the nervous system of Lean management, hoshin planning Illustrates the culture of Lean management This edition deepens and extends the previous edition with case studies on Lean outside the factory—in settings such as health care, IT, finance, design, engineering, and beyond. The case studies are based on personal experience of actual work in organizations generating real results. Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition covers each of the components of Lean within the context of the Lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible, on-the-floor resource for every team member. Watch Shingo Prize-winning author Pascal Dennis discuss Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition https://youtu.be/YD030vOb8KM

Quick Changeover for Operators

Author: Productivity Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563271265
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) or quick changeover technique is the single most powerful tool for JIT production. Changeover is the process of setting up a production line for a different process or product. Many plants take hours or even days to do a changeover-a major barrier to manufacturing flexibility. This learning package, based on Shigeo Shingo's SMED System, begins the education process of teaching frontline employees the techniques and approaches that turn hours of changeover time into minutes, even seconds!

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598887242
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.

Focused Equipment Improvement for TPM Teams

Author: JapanInstituteofPlantMaintenance
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351447737
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics

As distinguished from autonomous maintenance, where the main goal is to restore basic conditions of cleanliness, lubrication, and proper fastening to prevent accelerated deterioration, FEI looks at specific losses or design weaknesses that everyone previously thought they just had to live with. Once your TPM operator teams are progressing with their daily autonomous maintenance activities, you will want to take the next advanced step in TPM training with this book. Key Features: a simple and powerful introduction to P-M Analysis hints for unraveling breakdown analysis numerous ideas for simplifying and shortening setups ideas for eliminating minor stoppages and speed losses basic concepts of building quality into processing real-life examples from a leading Japanese tool company Educate and empower all your workers to support your TPM improvement activities with

Mistake Proofing for Operators

Author: Productivity Press Development Team
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1563271273
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Zero Quality Control System (ZQC) is a mistake-proofing approach that prevents defects by monitoring processing conditions at the source and correcting errors that cause defects. Since it is human nature to make mistakes, ZQC does not blame people for errors, but instead finds ways to keep errors from becoming defects. In this breakthrough approach, mistake-proofing devices called poka-yoke are used to check and give feedback about each product or operation in the process, not just a sample. This book introduces operators and assembly workers to the basic methodology of ZQC in an easy-to-read format that covers all aspects of this important manufacturing improvement strategy. Mistake-Proofing for Operators includes the instructional features that are the signature of the Shopfloor Series. In this series Productivity Press has taken the lead in adult education by teaming with instructional designers to develop complete programs for frontline learning. The goal: to place powerful and proven improvement tools such as ZQC and mistake-proofing in the hands of your company's entire workforce. Winner of the 1990 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Mistake-Proofing for Operators is based on Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System by Shigeo Shingo

Total Productive Maintenance

Author: Steve Borris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071589260
Release Date: 2006-01-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reduce or eliminate costly downtime Short on teory and long on practice, this book provides examples and case studies, designed to provide maintenance engineers and supervisors with a framework for operational strategies and day-to-day management and training techniques that will keep their equipment running at top efficiency.

Autonomous Maintenance for Operators

Author: Japan Institute Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance
Publisher:
ISBN: 1138438731
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre:

TPM leads to soaring productivity when your operators are positively and energetically involved in the maintenance of their own equipment. Autonomous Maintenance for Operatorsteaches specific autonomous maintenance activities. For operators, supervisors, team leaders, and TPM coordinators, this book provides useful guidance and case study examples on autonomous maintenance. Activity boards, one-point lessons, photos, cartoons, and actual examples of implementation demonstrate the huge benefits of developing informed, motivated operators who take ownership of and improve their equipment. Shopfloor operators will learn: 4 skills they can develop to keep equipment running smoothly. how to inspect for problems as they clean equipment. ideas for containing debris that shortens equipment life. tips for effective lubrication management. how to use activity boards, meetings, and one-point lessons to promote TPM goals. This book assumes some familiarity with the steps of autonomous maintenance and focuses on specific autonomous maintenance activities.