Improving Changeover Performance

Improving Changeover Performance

1st Edition - September 26, 2001

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  • Authors: S. Culley, A. Mileham, R. McIntosh, G. Owen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495347

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Improving Changeover Performance is essential reading for managers, engineers and improvement practitioners working in manufacturing industries. It will also prove invaluable to original equipment manufacturers and postgraduates and academic researchers alike. Increasing importance is being placed on responsive, flexible manufacture in multi-product industrial environments. The ability to changeover production facilities both quickly and to a high standard is a key component of just-in-time and lean manufacturing paradigms, which are increasingly being adopted as businesses strive to compete in today's volatile and congested markets. Currently industry frequently adopts the SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) system, a well-established shop floor method to improve changeovers. This book takes a major step beyond the SMED system, by describing in much greater detail than hitherto the potential role of engineering design, of both substantive and non-substantive nature, to enhance changeovers. It also clearly sets out what better changeover performance can contribute to business competitiveness, and describes the many pitfalls that an improvement initiative can face.

Key Features

  • Provides overall methodology for changeover improvementIncorporates design into SMED system
  • Recommended by the IMechE Journal of Engineering Manufacture


Industrial and manufacturing engineers. Postgraduate mechanical and manufacturing engineering students

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Manufacturing flexibility
    Addressing changeover issues: an overall methodology for changeover improvement
    Financial benefit analysis
    The role of design
    Shop floor issues: changeover auditing
    Shop floor issues: develop and operational strategy; set local targets; implement; monitor
    Organisation-led improvement techniques
    Design-led improvement techniques
    Case studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: September 26, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495347

About the Authors

S. Culley

A. Mileham

R. McIntosh

G. Owen

Affiliations and Expertise

All at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

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