Training Courses

WBS offers training courses for all areas of your organisation, from boardroom to shop floor. Course modules include Management Excellence Series, Supply Chain Excellence SeriesShop Floor Excellence Series and Process Minimalism® Series.

Reducing Set-up Times (SMED)

Shop Floor Excellence Series

Course Objective:

To develop skills and techniques to define and analyse a set-up and to carry out a set-up reduction activity.

Course Description:

This interactive two-day course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of set-up reduction principles. Through practical exercises using live data from the shop floor delegates will learn how to collect and analyse set-up data and how to perform a set-up reduction activity.


Course Programme:

The attendees of this course will learn the theoretical and practical skills necessary to plan and carry out SMED activities. The course will cover the following:
  • Introduction to SMED 
  • Video recording a change-over/set-up 
  • Set-up analysis Internal vs external set-up processes 
  • Streamlining the set-up process 
  • Right first time Planning a SMED exercise 
  • Carrying out SMED exercises
The course will be a mixture of theory and practical exercises. The attendees will be required to bring examples of set-up situations in their working day, which they would like to make more efficient. Access to the workshop is a prerequisite.

Suitable For:

Production managers, engineers, maintenance personnel, operators.

Why Attend:

If your machine changeovers take too long to cope with the demand for frequent changeovers. If your lead times suffer because it takes hours instead of minutes to change from product to the next.

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