simplification improves speed – SMED

Setup reduction (often known as Single Minute Exchange of Die or SMED) is one of the more mundane aspects of Lean Manufacturing and is often ignored. SMED makes it possible to respond quickly to fluctuations in demand, and it creates the necessary conditions for lead- time reductions.


  • Develop a simple understanding of SMED
  • Identify opportunities at workplace
  • Understand ways of set up time reduction


  • Setup Practices
  • Traditional Setup Approach
  • Implementation Planning
  • One Step Setup
  • Maintenance, Organization & Housekeeping
  • Internal Elements to External
  • Improve Elements
  • Eliminate Adjustments
  • Verification & Standardization
  • Ten SMED tips

Take Away

Participants will develop a simple understanding to implement SMED in their processes as a part of a team.

Who should attend?

  • Middle Level
  • Senior Level


  • Multimedia Presentation
  • Concept explaination
  • Facilitated Discussion
  • Group exercise
  • Individual exercise
  • Study material
  • Q&A

Interaction Language

  • English
  • Hindi/ English

What is the programme duration?

  • 1 day
  • 2 days
What is the right duration for me?

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