Single Minute Exchange of Dies

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Mathijs van der Linden
Student (University), Netherlands

Single Minute Exchange of Dies

Dear reader, I am currently working on a Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) project in a beer production facility.
To implement SMED, I need to determine the baseline on which processes are done now during the changeover. I wanted to FILM this process to be able to determine this step by step, but the workers do not want to be filmed. I am not in a position to force them.
I think it is essential for the success of this project, but need to come up with another way of capturing these processes. What is a good way to do this?
P.S.: Standing behind them with a stopwatch is also more or less out of the question.

  andrea canavese
Consultant, Italy

Single Minute Exchange Dies

Ask them to do it by themselves, explaining them the aim of the SMED itself, instructing them on separating, converting and streamlining the activities they are doing. The target is not to judge, but to reduce the setup time.
Good luck, ciao, Andrea.

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