2021 Warren After Hours - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

Using TWI to Master Changeovers

Presented By:

Mark Warren

Session Abstract:

You may be familiar with SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies). Go beyond SMED to master changeovers of a single machine to a complete production line.

The Changeover has four phases. SMED focuses on one phase. How to use JI, JR, and JM to reduce changeover times.

Thirty station production lines changed over in 5 minutes, to automated lines needing 45 man-hours to change fixtures reduced to 5 man-hours

About the Facilitator: 

Mark Warren, has more than 30 years of experience working with a broad range of companies to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality.

Tesla2 was established in 2002 to provide advisory services to management in cooperative projects at various client, supplier, and customer facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

As a result of extensive research of the TWI programs in the National Archives and private collections around the world, he has edited and authored several TWI-related books.