SMED: for quick changeovers
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What is it about?
The aim of this paper is to un cover the significance of Quick Changeovers in Die-casting foundry environments. It gives set-up instructions and guidelines to prepare the Standardized Set-up Procedure without ignoring actual constraints in foundries. The paper dwells with a case study in medium scale piston foundry to generate an Integrated Set-up Reduction Approach, which is utilizing respective Industrial Engineering tools under the flag of SMED, for faster Set-ups. Then at last it did the Empirical Analysis of the financial / non-financial benefits incurred from set-up reductions.
Why is it important?
The paper’s approach is to describe the feasibility of quick changeovers in foundry SMEs with the strategic and coherent implementation of the revolutionary Japanese Technique called “SMED”.
The following have contributed to this page: Bikram Jit Singh and Dr Bikram Jit Singh
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