Publisher: CRC Press
Year of Publication: 2017
Author(s) : Thomas L. Jackson
Quick changeovers are critical for organizations that want to implement just-in-time or one-piece flow production, since it makes it possible to switch operations and avoid making non-value-added steps for the patient. The Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) system is one of the most effective approaches for shortening changeover time and reducing wasteful activities.
Part of the Lean Tools in Healthcare series, this book will improve understanding of this tool. Presented in practical terms, this book, through the use of margin assists, defines key terms, includes healthcare examples, and supplies detailed how-to instructions.
This book aims to feature discussion of important terms and concepts, description of how to get ready for SMED, a detailed outline the three stages of SMED, elucidation of how to separate internal and external setup as well as application of the concept of Quick Set-up to healthcare using examples and case studies.