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About the Course

Lean Toolbox - Core Tool Training

  • 4 Hours of eLearning Training

Topics Covered:

  • Defining Changeover Time, SMED Basics, and Benefits

  • 4 Main Steps of Setup Time Reduction & Visualizing the Phases of Reducing Setups

  • Implementing Quick Changeovers: Analyzing Process Videos, Fundamental Questions for Insight,

  • Setup Time Analysis Forms, Spaghetti Maps, and 5 Whys

  • Prioritizing Solutions, PDCA, Planning & Action Logs, Implementation Checklist

  • Common Solutions: 5S, Full Kits, Mistake & Error Proofing (Poka-Yoke), Parallel Processing, Standard Work, Tracking Performance & Progress with Check Sheets & Graphs

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to Collaboratively Analyze Setups and Changeovers

  • Identifying and Prioritizing Improvement Solutions

  • Awareness of Some Quick Win Lean Tools for Quick Results

Who Should Attend:

Setup Time Reduction (SMED) is a core skill needed for reducing non-value adding time at key resource processes in an organization. This training would be ideal for Engineering, Continuous Improvement/Process Improvement, Managers, Supervisors, Leads & Key Operators and Staff.

Setup Time Reduction (SMED)




4 Hours - 1 Month

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Your Instructor

Michael Asbury

Michael Asbury

Michael is a dynamic Master Trainer delivering courses for more than 30 colleges & 50 other organizations. His training & education includes: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TOC Jonah (Theory of Constraints), Critical Chain Project Management, B.S.--Computational Physics & Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has had the opportunity to drive cultural transformation & significant results in a variety of roles & a wide range of projects for a total of over $40M/yr impact on profit.

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