SMED Experts Concentration


Certify specific people, specific teams on:

  • How to perform SMED analysis
  • How to measure make ready
  • Timed certifications to known process and time standard – by crew
  • Experts on their asset

Who are they?

  • SMED stands for ‘single minute exchange of dies’ and was developed in the automotive industry. All types of businesses use this tool regardless if tooling is involved (e.g. hospitals turning around an operating room, etc.)
  • This tool is used to reduce make-ready times on equipment

What is required?

  • Video camera experience
  • Swim lane mapping, and other Lean tool experience
  • Equipment operation knowledge

What types of problems can I solve with this toolset?

  • Any machine that changes from one product to another can be analyzed with SMED


Required Training Classes

Morae SMED Training:

The training course is designed to focus on the amount of idle time between the last good unit and the first good unit of production. The ideal student works in an organization that suffers from variable change over times or has difficult complex change overs.

Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) is the Lean methodology that provides a frame work to reduce change over time. tgg uses a state of the art video analysis software called Morae to optimize the changeover and support the SMED methodology. During this course the student will learn the following concepts:

  1. What is SMED
  2. Level Loading
  3. Internal vs. External configuration
  4. Standard Work
  5. Mapping
  6. Work Breakdown Structure
  7. Use of Morae software

Supply Chain Training (Runner, Repeater, Stranger Analysis Training):

Supply chains are complicated global systems. TGG recognizes that teams of professionals are challenged to keep operations running. The Runner, Repeater, Stranger training, is focused on teaching supply chain leaders how to simplify the dynamic environment that they work in.

The supply chain analysis course covers:

  1. Product Family categorization
  2. CoV calculations
  3. Week shipped calculations
  4. RRS calculations
  5. Reduce categorization
  6. Existing inventory analysis
  7. SWIP analysis
  8. Scheduling analysis
  9. Capacity calculator
  10. Visual Kanban

Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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