Going Lean: Quick Changeover

Course Code: LQC
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, Chinese

Quick Changeover, often referred to as SMED or Setup Reduction, is a fundamental concept in Lean production. SMED stands for Single Minute Exchange of Die, and is synonymous with Quick Changeover. In Lean terms, time spent in setting up equipment for production does not add value, is considered waste, and waste must be reduced or eliminated. SMED setup reduction methods aim to reduce production changeover to the shortest possible time.


Quick Changeover is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in a Lean production environment.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Describe changeover as a process
  • Explain setup reduction, SMED, and OTED
  • Explain changeover time and overall process time
  • Identify SMED and OTED as possible and practical for most industries
  • Describe the steps in the Quick Changeover setup reduction improvement process
  • Explain how to streamline internal and external setup elements
  • Describe continuous improvement of Quick Changeover
  • Explain how to eliminate search-and-find for setup reduction
  • Describe how to standardize settings to eliminate trial and error
  • Explain the value of using checklists
  • Describe how to implement a new changeover process
  • Explain how Quick Changeover goals are established for each process
  • Describe monitoring and continuous improvement for setup reduction

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

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