A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System

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CRC Press, Apr 1, 1985 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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Written by the industrial engineer who developed SMED (single-minute exchange of die) for Toyota, A Revolution in Manufacturing provides a full overview of this powerful just in time production tool. It offers the most complete and detailed instructions available anywhere for transforming a manufacturing environment in ways that will speed up production and make small lot inventories feasible. The author delves into both the theory and practice of the SMED system, explaining fundamentals as well as techniques for applying SMED. The critically acclaimed text is supported with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, as well as twelve chapter-length case studies.
 

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Contents

PART
3
Setup Operations in the Past
11
Fundamentals of SMED
21
Techniques for Applying SMED
33
Applying SMED to Internal Operations
53
Basic Examples of SMED
93
Effects of SMED
113
PART
129
Setup Improvements Based
205
Comprehensive Development of the SMED Concept
215
SMED Developments in Producing Slide Bearings
247
Examples and Effects of the SMED System
263
Achievement of SMED Through
271
SMED in Tire Manufacturing Processes
287
Using SMED for Aluminum DieCasting Dies
299
Improved Method for Connecting Stripper Plates
308

for TwinTub Washing Machine Plastic Bases
145
A QuickSetting QS Campaign
173
A Process Computer Lathe
185
Using SMED on a Farm Machinery Processing Line
191
The Small Tractor Case Processing LineUsing
201
Postscript
335
About the Author
343
Index
353
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