A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System by Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon

By Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon

Written by means of the commercial engineer who built SMED (single-minute alternate of die) for Toyota, A Revolution in Manufacturing presents an entire review of this strong just in time creation instrument. It deals the main whole and exact directions to be had anyplace for remodeling a producing atmosphere in ways in which will accelerate creation and make small lot inventories possible. the writer delves into either the speculation and perform of the SMED method, explaining basics in addition to suggestions for utilizing SMED. The seriously acclaimed textual content is supported with thousands of illustrations and pictures, in addition to twelve chapter-length case experiences.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System PDF

Similar quality control & management books

Total Quality Management in Education

This article has been written for managers in greater schooling in addition to for headteachers and deputy heads within the university quarter. ;"Total caliber administration" (TQM) is a philosophy and a strategy that's widespread in company, and more and more in schooling, to control switch or different strategies. With the strain for switch and caliber in schooling by no means extra acute, this booklet presents a chance for readers in schooling to acquaint themselves with TQM.

Kaizen Assembly: Designing, Constructing, and Managing a Lean Assembly Line

You can research the philosophy and the thoughts of kaizen. it truly is fairly one other problem to translate the philosophy into motion. whereas so much books expound at the underlying rules and concept, Kaizen meeting: Designing, developing, and handling a Lean meeting Line takes you step by step via a precise kaizen occasion.

Lean Execution: The Basic Implementation Guide for Maximizing Process Performance

Many books clarify easy methods to build a price movement map, yet few clarify the method stipulations and features required to make sure a price move map could be accomplished effectively. Lean Execution: the elemental Implementation consultant for Maximizing strategy functionality fills this want. even though the ebook explains Lean equipment and instruments that maximize strategy functionality, its major concentration is on supplying readers with exact directions, approach stipulations, and beneficial advice for making sure winning implementation.

Additional resources for A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System

Sample text

As a result, efficient setups require highly skilled workers, and although a simple machine may pose no problems, the specialized knowledge of a "setup engineer" (sometimes referred to simply as a "setup man") is called for when the machinery is complex. While the setup engineer is engaged in the setup, the machine operator normally performs miscellaneous duties as the engineer's assistant, operates another machine, or in some cases simply waits. All of these activities, however, are inefficient.

Setup time decreased, and the number of trial shots was reduced. With resins, as with metals, defective items can sometimes be crushed and reused, but this is not satisfactory, because it leads to a deterioration in quality. It is always preferable to manufacture quality goods from the start and to avoid producing substandard goods altogether. In another case, molds for a mid-sized plastic molding machine were preheated simply by passing warm water through a coolant hose. A mobile steam generator was moved next to the molds to generate the warm water.

When lot size is increased by another factor often, however, to 10,000 units, the related decrease in man-hours is only 17%. In other words, increasing the size of a small lot leads to a relatively large decrease in man-hours, but as size increases the rate of reduction in man-hours decreases. Similarly, the gains from increasing lot size are greater for long setup times than for shorter ones (Table 2-2). Despite this law of diminishing returns, the rate of reduction rises whether the setup time is four hours or eight.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 38 votes