SMED Workshop in the Printing Industry

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SMED Workshop in the Printing Industry 2018-06-13T11:19:38+00:00

Project Description

SMED Workshop in the Printing Industry

Improvement Activities Deployed

A 10 day improvement project involving a cross functional team from a leading Printing company was undertaken in the Polythene Bagging cell of the Finishing area. The Polybagging machines collate all printed materials before automatically encapsulating them in a wrapper and stacking them for ease of transportation.

Improvement activities undertaken included:-

  • Operator kaizen foundations training
  • Knowledge and application of SMED tool
  • Asset Care and Restoration of equipment and change parts
  • Development and communication of new Standardised ‘Make Ready’ procedure

Results Achieved

  • 62% reduction in ‘Make Ready’ times, from 2 hours 20 minutes to 53 minutes (actual)
  • Development of Action Plan for further improvement to ‘Make Ready’ process to reduce time taken to under 40 minutes
  • Development of new Standardised ‘Make Ready’ procedure
  • Improved Asset Care and Spare Parts management
  • Improved Teamwork

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