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Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

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Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) - definition(s)

SMED - Single Minute Exchange of Die.

One of Lean tools that reduces the changeover time. It has a set of procedures to be followed for a successful implementation.

Some Advantages:

Setup reduction and fast, predictable setups enable Lean Manufacturing. Setup reduction reduces setup cost, allows small lot production, smoothes flow, and improves kanban.

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Source: iSixSigma, 23 February 2011 09:13:43, External 

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