Overview of the Single Minute Exchange of Die System (SMED)

The Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) System allows you to streamline your changeover operations in order to gain more productive uptime and…

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Course Overview

The Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) System allows you to streamline your changeover operations in order to gain more productive uptime and cut your machine downtime by hours. “Single Minute” refers to achieving single digit changeover times (under ten minutes).

In this course you will learn the history of SMED, the purpose behind its creation, and how it can impact your operations in a positive way. By doing so, you will gain great insight into how you can change your organization’s structure and streamline your changeover operations.

Why take this course?

The Single Minute Exchange of Die System system greatly reduces changeover times and increases efficiency. This course will get you started.

What am I going to learn?

  • The main principles of SMED
  • The reasoning behind SMED
  • The benefits of SMED
  • How SMED relates to customer demand
  • The history and origins of SMED

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone interested in SMED and Lean methodologies

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos the introduce the fundamentals of SMED
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • Images from the videos to use as you wish
  • A badge rewarded upon successful completion of the course

What are the prerequisites?

This course is designed to be accessible for people of any knowledge level.

Course Curriculum

Understanding the SMED Approach01:22
The Benefits of SMED for Meeting Customer Demand03:03
The History and Origins of SMED03:34
Quiz – Overview of the Single Minute Exchange of Die System (SMED)00:15
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